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To our beloved principal, Miss Anne T. Dunphy, 
we gratefully dedicate this issue of the Tattler in 
appreciation of her outstanding achievements, her 
inspiring friendship, and her encouraging advice. 
Teacher, friend and adviser, Miss Dunphy 's main 
interests always have been the welfare and the 
success of her students. 



Editor-in-Chief, Francis Metz '39 

Assistant Editors, Edith Packard '39, Norma Nietsche '39, Shirley Rhoades '40 

Business Manager, Warren Gould '39 

Assistants, Richard Bates '39, Francis Malloy '41 

Alumni Editor, Janice Wells '39 

Exchange Editor, Frank Soltys '39 

Sports Editors, Stacia Golash '39, William Ryan '40 

Literary Editor, Rita LaFlamme '39 

Faculty Adviser, Mary T. Walsh 



Senior Class 

Address of Welcome 

Class History 

Class Prophecy 

Prophecy on the Prophetess 

Class Will 

Class Grinds 

Class of '40 

Class of '41 

Class of '42 



Tattler Staff 

Forensic Group 


Basketball — Boys' 

Basketball — Girls' 

Operetta Group 

Pro Merito 

Presentation of New School Buildin 

Williamsburg High School 

Alumni Notes 




Activities: Prom Committee 3; Play Committee 3; Glee Club 


Noted For: Bursting into laughter at inconvenient times. 
Hobby: Talking. 

Ambition: Travel. 



Activities: Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 4; Glee Club 1, 4 
One-act Play 3; Tattler Staff 4; Class Secretary 4 
Athletic Association Committee 4; Concert 1 
Operetta 4. 

Noted For: Good nature. 

Hobby: Sports. 

Ambition: To be a good dancer. 



Concert 1: Play Committee 3; Glee Club 4; 
Entrant in Pre-State and State Speech Tourna- 
ments 4; Entrant in New England Speech Tourna- 
ment 4; Committee for Food Sale 4. 

Noted For: Ability to memorize. 

Hobby: Golf. 

Ambition: To be a beautician. 



Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club Concert 1; Play 
Committee 3; Prom Committee 3; Freshman Re- 
ception Committee 4; Athletic Association Com- 
mittee 4; Spectator Staff 4; Class Grinds. 

Noted For: Inquisitiveness. 

Hobby: Swimming. 

Ambition: To be always happy. 


Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Operetta 4; Concert 1. 
Noted For: Rosy cheeks. 
Hobby: Dancing. 

Ambition: To be a nurse. 


Activities: Glee Club 1, 2; Operetta 2. 

Noted For: Complexion. 

Hobby: Photography. 

Ambition: To be a successful stenographer. 





Prom Committee 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Oper- 
etta 4; One-act Play 3; Speech Tournament of 
Western Massachusetts 4; Concert 1. 

Noted For: Glamour. 

Hobby: Horseback riding. 

Ambition: To be famous. 



Activities: Glee Club 1, 2; Prom Committee 3; Concert 1; 
Operetta 4; Entertainment Committee for Senior 
Dance 4; Athletic Association 4. 

Noted For: Quietness. 

Hobby: Collecting stamps. 

Ambition: To be a successful stenographer. 



Activities: Concert 1; Prom Committee 3; One-act Play 
Committee 3; Operetta Committee 4. 

Noted For: Indifference. 

Hobby: Fishing. 

Ambition: To become a Radio Expert. 



Activities: Concert 1; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Captain Basket- 
ball Team 4; Secretary of Class 3; Girls' Sports 
Editor Tattler 3, 4; Play Committee 3; Glee Club 

Noted For: Sports ability. 

Hobby: Missing school. 

Ambition: To be a basketball star. 



Activities: Class Secretary 1: Concert 1: Glee Club 4; 
Operetta 4; Freshman Reception Chairman 4: 
Business Manager Tattler 4. 

Noted For: Length. 

Hobby: Guitar playing. 

Ambition: To be a Cowgirl's Sweetheart. 


Activities: Class President 3: Prom Chairman 3; Cheerleader 
3, 4: Pro Merito; Vice President Pro Mento 3: 
Secretary and Treasurer Pro Merito 4; President 
Forensic Club 4; Executive Committee Forensic 
Club 3; Tattler Staff 3; Literary Editor Tattler 
4; Feature Editor Spectator 4; Concert 1: Oper- 
etta 2, 4; Glee Club 4; Class Play 3: Committee 
for One-act Plays 3; Winner of Spelling Bee 4; 
Entrant in Pre-State and State Speech Tourna- 
ments 3, 4; Winner in New England Speech 
Tournament 4; Class History. 

Noted For: Versatility. 

Hobby: Dramatics. 

Ambition: To be myself. 



Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Concert 1; Prom Committee 
3; One-act Play Committee 3; Chairman Forensic 
Food Sale 3; Operetta 4; Committee for Fresh- 
man Reception 4; Athletic Association Entertain- 
ment Committee 4; Secretary of Forensic Club 4; 
Committee for Class Card Party 4; Chairman of 
Operetta Ticket Committee 4: Home Room 
Council 4; Class Will. 

Noted for: Cute ways. 

Hobby: Looking at bridges. 

Ambition: To see the Taj Mahal. 


Activities: Vice-President Class 2; Treasurer Class 3, 4; 
Concert 1; Class Play 3; Committee for Class Play 
3; Pro Merito; Treasurer Pro Merito Society 3; 
Vice-President Pro Merito 4; Refreshment Com- 
mittee for Freshman Reception 3; Associate Editor 
Tattler 1; Editor-in-Chief Tattler 4; Circulation 
Department Spectator 4; Prom Committee 3; 
Senior Dance Committee 4; Vice-President For- 
ensic Club 4; Class Oration. 

Noted For: Charming ways. 

Hobby: Having fun. 

Ambition: To be sophisticated. 

Noted For: Frankness. 
Hobby: Outdoor sports. 

Ambition: To be Someone. 



Noted For: 



"7{ic\y J^ichy" 

Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Concert 1; Archery 2; Debat- 
ing 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Costume and Scenery 
Committees for Plays 3; Leading lady in Operetta 
4; Assistant Editor Tattler 4; Entrant in N. F. L. 
State Tournament; Entrant in New England 
Speech Tournament 4; Committee for Class Card 
Party 4; Home Room Council 4. 


Collecting fresh air out-of-doors. 

To sing and speak for others' enjoyment. 



Activities: Play Committee 3; Prom Committee 3; Athletic 
Association 4. 

Noted For: Dry humor. 

Hobby: Tennis. 

Ambition : To be a deep sea diver. 



Activities: Class President 2, 4; Class Vice-President J; 
Cheerleader 3, 4; Class Play 3: Pro Merito: Presi- 
dent Pro Merito Society 3, 4; Prom Committee 3; 
Campus Capers Editor Spectator 4: Committee 
for Senior Dance 4; President of Pro Merito Con- 
vention 4: Secretary of Athletic Association 4; 
Assistant Editor Tattler 4; Class Prophecy. 

Noted For: Dates. 

Hobby: Collecting match folders. 

Ambition: To be a second Ginger Rogers. 




Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Concert 1: Musical Contest 
at Haverhill 2; Glee Club Radio Programs 2; Cos- 
tume Director for School Plays 3: Operetta 4; 
Chairman for Food Sale 3; Athletic Association. 

Noted For: Absence. 

Hobby: Collecting match folders. 

Ambition: To make someone happy. 



Glee Club 3, 4; Operetta 4; Assistant Business 
Manager Spectator 4; Art Editor for Spectator 4; 
Decoration and Refreshment Committee for 
Prom 3: Glee Club Party Committee 4; Senior 
Valentine Party Committee 4; Chairman ot 
Christmas Dance 4. 

Noted For: Art. 
Hobby: Art. 

Ambition: To be a teacher. 



Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Property Committee for One 
act Plays 3; Concert 1; Refreshment Committee 
for Freshman Reception 3; Operetta 4; Committee 
for Class Card Party 4. 

Noted For: "Curly" hair. 

Hobby: Foreign correspondence. 

Ambition: To be successful. 



Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 4; Concert 1; Operetta 2, 4; 
Committee for One-act Plays 3; Prom Committee 
3; Chairman for Valentine Dance 4. 

Noted For: Giggles. 

Hobby: Photography. 

Ambition: To be liked. 



Activities: Concert 1; Glee Club 1, 4; Prom Committee 3: 
One-act Play Committee 3; Baseball Manager 4: 
Basketball Manager 4; Athletic Association Treas- 
urer 4; Tattler Staff 4; Operetta 4; Senior Dance 
Committee 4. 

Noted For: Mischief. 

Hobby: Collecting stamps. 

Ambition: To join the U. S. Navy. 


Activities: Glee Club 2, 4; Concert 1; Prom Committee 3: 
One-act Play Committee 3; Operetta 4. 

Noted For: Napping. 

Hobby: Wood carving. 

Ambition: To be a good farmer. 



Activities: Pro Merito; Prom Committee 3; One-act Play 
Committee 3: Operetta Committee 4; Concert 1: 
Home Room Council 4. 

Noted For: Fickleness. 

Hobby: Hunting. 

Ambition: To be successful in something worthwhile. 



Activities: Play Committee 3; Ticket Committee for Operetta 


Noted For: Sunny disposition. 

Hobby: Reading. 

Ambition: To be a success in anything I undertake regard- 
less of its importance. 



Activities: Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4: Basketball 1, 3, 4; Pro Merito: 
Glee Club 1, 4; Operetta 4: Prom Committee 3; 
One-act Play 3; Class President 1; Class Treasur- 
er 2; Class Vice-President 4; Athletic Associa- 
tion Committee 4; Concert 1. 

Noted For: Knowledge. 

Hobby: Hunting and fishing. 

Ambition: To be an expert in agriculture. 



Freshman Reception Committee 4; Class Card 
Party Committee 4; Chairman Senior Dance 4: 
Forensic Club Treasurer 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; 
One-act Play Committee 3; Committee for For- 
ensic Food Sale 4. 

Noted For: Musical ability. 

Hobby: Music. 

Ambition: To be a successful stenographer. 



Activities: Concert 1; Operetta 2, 4; One-act Play Commit' 
tee 3. 

Noted For: Piety. 

Hobby: Collecting autographs. 

Ambition: World trip. 


Vice President 

Edith B. Packard 

George V. Warner, Jr. 

Richard Bates 

Frances Metz 



Edith Packard 
Rita LaFlamme 

Edith Packard 
Raymond Stone 

Barbara Lloyd 

Jane Bickford 


'Pathways to Peace" 
'Must We Have War?" 

Frances Metz 
George Warner 

Jean Carney 
*Rita LaFlamme 
Barbara Lloyd 
**Frances Metz 
Norma Nietsche 


Elizabeth Penn 

*Edith Packard 

Virginia Shumway 

* Raymond Stone 

*George Warner 


Dorothy Algustoski 
Richard Bates 
Helen Batura 
Jane Bickford 
Helen Childs 
Barbara Edwards 
Ruth Evans 
Carlton Field 
Stacia Golash 
Warren Gould 

Doris Newell 

Donald Otis 

Hazel Packard 

Doris Sabo 

Frank Soltys 

James Stone 

Hazel Torrey 

Janice Wells 

Phyllis West 

*Pro Merito — Honor 

** Pro Merito — High Honor 



Address of Welcome 

Parents, Teachers, Friends: 

With a feeling of both joy and regret, we 
welcome you tonight to our Class Night exercises. 

We welcome you with joy as we think of your 
aid and perseverance in our behalf — with regret, 
as we see our four short years of friendship com- 
ing to an end. What sacrifices you have made to 
offer us this chance of being on this platform 
tonight we will never know. We can only esti- 
mate the value of your encouragement, your 
patience and your aid. 

We cannot thank you enough for what you 
have done, for what you have taken from your- 

selves so that we could further our education. 
You have given us good-will, encouragement and 
patience which are all far more valuable than any 
material thing we possess or ever will possess. 
The only way in which we can show our appre- 
ciation is to keep up the practice of those prin- 
ciples which you have taught us, to succeed as 
we embark upon life's perilous voyage. 

Thus, as we come to the first stage of our de- 
parture from Williamsburg High School, we, the 
class of 1939, extend a cordial welcome to you. 

We hope that our Class Night program will 
give you much pleasure. 

Class History 

Ladies and gentlemen! This is station WHS39 
on the air! Once each year the most important 
events of the graduating class are broadcast on 
a nationwide hookup. We now bring you those 
events which have taken place for the past four 
years — those supercolossal, stupendous events of 
the class of '39, the one which has monopolized 
the limelight for four solid years. 

Early September — 1935. Forty-two weak and 
submissive pupils enter high school. 

Late September — 1935. Forty-two weak but 
not so submissive students are wondering if they 
will ever live through the humiliation of being 
freshmen. Miss Baker is teaching for the first 
time at W.H.S. She is teaching them History 
and English. 

Still late September. With help from the 
seniors they have their first class meeting. Those 
elected are: George Warner, president: Richard 
Watling. vice-president: Warren Gould, secretary: 
and Frank Taylor, treasurer. Now that they 
have their officers they are ready, willing but 
not so able as they think. 

Early October. The pupils have finally made 
the grade! They have been initiated at the Grand 
Old Freshman Reception, held annually for those 
bewildered newcomers. This social event is one 
in which they discover that it takes plenty of 
courage to undergo the trials and tribulations 
which the dear seniors have mapped out for 

December — same year. The students have a 
Christmas party at which the celebrated Santa 
Claus is present. 

Interlude with music — The year swiftly 
passes for the struggling scholars, and now it is 
June with its sun and drowsy warmth. 

This short pause indicates the fleeting summer 

September — 1936. The pupils have come 
back confident that they will now have the run 
of things. But alas! Bitter disillusion is theirs 
when they discover that being sophomores means 
nothing to the officials. They still have Miss 
Baker, Miss Walsh, Miss Dunphy, Mrs. Warner, 
Mr. Foster, and Miss Riley, who has joined the 
ranks as typing teacher to guide them. Miss 
Riley left them at Christmas and Miss Curran, 
who is still with them, took her place. 

Their number has been reduced by those who 
decided that high school life is not for them and 
have gone elsewhere for educations but, just be- 
tween you and me, educations don't come any 
better than at W.H.S. (Well, I got my plug in). 

May — 1937. They have a concert under the 
supervision of Mr. Ball, their music instructor, 
which receives a tremendous ovation. Betty Penn 
has joined them and has brought along her 
plentiful stock of good cheer which helps to 
counteract the death of June Young, one of their 
classmates. Their love and fond memories to 

As officers to lead them through this year they 
have Edith Packard, president: Frances Met:, 
vice-president: Frank Taylor, secretary: and 
George Warner, treasurer. 

September — 1937. Another term has passed 
and at last they are upper classmen. To be an 



upper classman has been their ambition for two 
years and now — they can take their places among 
the higher-ups. 

This time, Rita LaFlamme is elected president; 
Edith Packard, vice-president; Stacia Golash, sec- 
retary; and Frances Metz, treasurer. 

May — J 938. The highlight of this month is 
the annual Prom, held by the juniors for the dear, 
departing seniors. Many a budding romance 
blossoms into full bloom on this starry night. 

Another addition has come to the teaching 
staff in the form of Mr. Melody, their renowned 
baseball and basketball coach. Miss Baker has 
gone to teach in Old Lyme, Conn. Not only 
does Mr. Melody coach sports but he is also 
speech instructor. 

The sports teams have come through the sea- 
son like professionals and have brought much 
honor not only to themselves but to the school. 
They have truly shown themselves to be thor- 
oughbred sportsmen in every way. 

Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, there comes a 
dramatic pause filled with suspense! Can you 
hear it? Of course you can. It is the rushing by 
of carefree days and the coming of days filled 
with labor and concentration. For it is now 

September — 1938. Twenty-eight dignified and 
sedate seniors file through the halls. You can see 
how they have changed. No more do they rush 
aimlessly about. No, they are in no hurry. This 

is the most important, most solemn year of all. 
To them, as well as to their parents and teachers 
it seems incredible that they are on the last lap 
of their journey. 

This year Edith Packard is again president, 
with George Warner, vice-president; Richard 
Bates, secretary; and Frances Metz, treasurer. 

Once more under the leadership of Mr. 
Melody, the baseball and basketball teams have 
won acclaim, not only for their fine sportsman- 
ship but also for the manner in which they tossed 
the ball around the floor. 

Doris Newell has joined them in this, their 
last year and has scattered her knowledge 
throughout the class. 

Jean Carney has returned after an absence 
of two years. 

Under the guiding hand of Mr. Moran, now 
their music instructor, an operetta entitled "The 
Sunbonnet Girl" is a great success. 
And now it's June 1939 
The end is drawing nigh; 
So with station identification 
I'll bid you all good-bye. 

This is station WHS39 signing off, Ladies and 
Gentlemen. We hope that through this broad- 
cast you have learned of the creative and inspir- 
ing work these students have done. 

For education of the best, better go to W.H.S. 

Rita LaFlamme '39 

Class Prophecy 

It was June, 1960. One hot, sultry day I 
approached the boss's door, boldly opened it and 
walked in. I demanded a vacation. After all, I 
had worked for 20 years without one, and I 
wasn't getting any younger. To my surprise, he 
granted my demand, and I went home to blithely 
pack my bags. Where was I going? Why to 
the Metropolis of pulchritude and speed — New 

It took no time to make reservations and I was 
soon on my way without a worry or care. 

After four hours of riding I reached my desti- 
nation. With no hesitation I walked into the 
lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria and registered. 

After leaving my bags in my room, I went out 
to start my tour of the business section. Walking 
along I heard fifes and drums — Hmm — it sound- 
ed like a parade. So I waited for it. Now this 
was no ordinary parade for the men all marched 
too stiffly and, strange to say, all looked alike. 
And there I saw my old classmate George War- 
ner, leading a troop of mechanical men — exact 

replicas of himself. I waved my handkerchief 
and George came over to me exclaiming "Why, 
Edith! What are you doing in New York? I 
replied with a question, "George, what on earth 
are you leading, and who are they?" He ex- 
plained to me that since his graduation from 
Williamsburg he had become a scientist and had 
made all these mechanical men for the country 
in case of war. I remarked upon how splendidly 
he had done and asked him if he knew the 
whereabouts of any of the rest of the classmates. 
"I certainly do," said he, as he led me into a 
big apartment just around the corner. Opening 
the door, he said, "I want you to meet Mrs. 
Warner!" "Why, Barbara Edwards," I exclaimed, 
"I thought you were going to Hollywood for your 
career." "Well, I was," she answered, "but after 
the night of the Junior-Senior Prom in '39 I 
knew my career was with George!" We all 
laughed and sat down to have a good talk. 

"By the way, George," I said, "where is your 
old friend Ray Stone?" "Didn't you know," said 



George, "Ray is a wild game hunter in Africa. 
He used to like deer hunting so well that he de- 
cided to hunt big game! 

"And where's your old pal, Phyllis West?'* I 
asked Barbara. "Why. she is now a minister in 
Haydenville." Barbara answered. "And did you 
know that Janice Wells is in the Metropolitan 
Opera with Mr. Moran directing her as usual?" 
"Will wonders never cease!" I thought. 

"Deciding I had better go if I wanted to see 
any more of New York, I regretfully said good- 
bye and was once more walking down the street. 
A little farther ahead, I saw a very attractive 
woman with dark hair selling elm trees. As this 
girl looked familiar, I decided to talk with her. 
Imagine my surprise when I saw Doris Sabo be- 
hind a big sign "Buy Mr. and Mrs. Elms' Elm 
Trees." "How appropriate," I remarked to Doris. 
"We think so," she shyly answered. 

"And where is your chum, Jane Bickford?" 
I asked. "Oh, Jane is very successful in her line 
of business," Doris told me. "She is giving advice 
to the lovelorn because of the experiences she had 
in her high school days." "And where is Ruth 
Evans?" I asked. "Oh," Doris said, "Ruth liked 
walking to school so much every day that after 
she graduated she went to Switzerland and is 
now a mountain climber." "And what about 
Barbara Lloyd?" "Well," Doris said, "After high 
school Barbara was disappointed in love by a 
certain Williamsburg boy, so she went to China 
where she is a missionary." How like her, I 
thought, for everyone knew Barbara's love for 
the Chinese. 

Pretty soon we came to a crowded section, and 
I asked Doris what was going on. She told me 
there was a big circus in town. Saying goodbye, 
I quickly followed the crowd into a huge tent. 
Just as I sat down an announcer spoke through 
his microphone and said, "Now we will swing 
and sway with Norma Nietsche. I looked across 
the tent and sure enough there was our refined 
Norma Nietsche leading a swing band! I didn't 
have much time to wonder over this for in came 
a shooting, wild desperado waving his sombrero 
at everyone. "My, he looks familiar," I thought 
and then it dawned on me. It was another school 
chum, Warren "Tex" Gould! Directly following 
him was a bare-back rider shooting at a target in 
the middle of the circus ring. This was Annie 
Oakley, and it looked like — it was — Dorothy 
Algustoski! I had hardly recovered from this 
shock when in waddled the fat lady of the circus! 
Then came the announcement, "We now have 
Hazel Packard, the world's fattest lady weighing 
500 pounds. "Now that was very odd," I said, 
for when I knew Hazel she was very tiny. 

"She was," a voice said behind me, "but then 
she tried to gain weight by taking pills and once 
she took an overdose and gained 400 pounds!" 
Turning around to see who was talking, I recog- 
nized Hazel Torrey! I quickly went back and 
asked all about how she was and what she was 
doing. She told me she had started a Gypsy 
Fortune Telling enterprise. I was much surprised 
as I had thought she had other plans after school. 
"Have you heard about Betty Penn's success?" 
she asked me. Telling her I had not, she in- 
formed me that Betty Penn was a very success- 
ful artist in France. "And what is Doris Newell 
doing?" Hazel asked me. "Why. I thought 
everyone knew about her," I said. "She is now 
Mrs. William Webb and is bringing up six 
healthy children in Goshen." 

Deciding I had seen enough of the circus, I 
walked into a small tent and there — of all things — 
was Carlton Field — the trainer of fleas! He was 
also very much surprised to see me, and we sat 
down and had a regular talk just as we used to in 
our old school days. Talking about our class- 
mates, I asked him where Donald Otis was. 
Carlton laughed. "Donnie is now a shorthand 
teacher in Burgy High." "I don't wonder you 
laugh," I said, remembering the trouble Donnie 
always had with his shorthand. 

"And where is Jean Carney?" I asked. "Oh," 
said Carlton, and he laughed again. "Jean's pro- 
fession is collecting stones. But she has one stone 
she prizes above all others and that is Winthrop 
Stone!" We then strolled into another tent where 
there were beauty contestants from each state 
getting ready for the annual event of choosing 
Miss America. I noticed a tall red-headed girl 
with Miss Massachusetts on her back. I was 
sure I'd seen her some place and so I asked 
Carlton who she was. "Why," said Carlton, 
"Have you forgotten your old schoolmate Frances 
Metz v " "But Franny was a brunette," I protest- 
ed. "Allright: ask her yourself," Carlton said. 
So I finally ventured up to Miss Massachusetts 
and asked her if she was Miss Metz. Miss Massa- 
chusetts suddenly giggled and I knew it was 
Franny! "Well, for goodness sakes, Franny," I 
said, "I didn't even know you with your henna 
rinse and without Rita beside you, — and by the 
way, where is Rita?" I inquired. "Oh, you could 
never guess," Franny replied. "I bet I can, — is 
she stand-in for Martha Rave?" "No," Franny 
answered, and giggled again. "Rita LaFlammc is 
now making her living by teaching old maids how 
to sew and knit!" "What!" I exclaimed, "not 
our old vivacious Rita''" "The very same," 
Fran replied. After I recovered from this shock, I 
asked about Helen Batura and Stacia Golash. 



Franny informed me that Helen Batura was a 
prominent hairdresser. I said, "How well that 
suits her!", remembering the mornings she used 
to curl Dot Toski's hair around her fingers in 
History class! "And Stacia," Franny added, "is 
now a speech instructor! She hated talking 
before our Speech I class in high school so much 
that after graduation, she used to speak before 
crowds until she grew to love public speaking, 
and is the leading speech instructor around here!" 
Again I thought, "Will wonders never cease!" 

Walking around the tent, I absent-mindedly 
picked up a book and read the title "How to 
Study and Get Through School Quickly," by 
James Stone! "Why, my goodness, James must be 
a famous author," I said. "He is," Franny said, 
but he's not the only one that's famous — Helen 
Childs and Virginia Shumway are the most 
famous hog'callers in all of New England." 

"That's right," I heard a voice say, and turned 
around to see Frank Soltys with a girl on each 
arm. "Well, if it isn't Frank!" I exclaimed. In- 
quiring about his profession, I found out Frank 
was running an escort bureau so he could have 

all the girls he wanted. I could see Frank hadn't 
changed a bit from the old days! 

"Now, the only one I don't know about from 
the class of '39 is Dick Bates!" Frank spoke up 
and said, "Dick is bat boy for the Red Sox." 

"But I thought Dick was an excellent man 
at first base or he used to be at Williamsburg," 
I mentioned. "He was," sighed Frank, "but one 
day in an exciting game the Red Sox played 
that year, Dick missed a ball on first base be- 
cause he was looking at a girl in the bleachers!" 

"Well," I laughed, "that's just like Dick. 
Looking at the girls used to be his favorite past- 
time at Burgy." Frank agreed and said that he 
had to leave. I looked at my watch and saw 
that it was almost train time. I went back to the 
hotel and hurriedly packed my bags. 

Once more on the train, I began to think of 
my delightful vacation. In looking back it came 
to me that I had seen many of my former 
classmates. Indeed! My vacation had certainly 
been a profitable one and I was very pleased to 
know they had done so well. 

Prophecy on Prophetess 

In the year 1960, I came home for a vacation. 
While at home, I went calling on old school 
friends of mine. One of the first I found was 
George Warner who was a neighbor as well as a 

During our conversation, one thing led to an- 
other until we were talking about things we used 
to do when we were in high school. Of course we 
recalled the good times we had had at dances in 

"By the way," George said, "how would you 
like to go to another dance up there? They still 
have one every two weeks on Friday night." 

Naturally I jumped at the chance. 

When Friday night came, we started for 
Goshen, but when we arrived there were no lights 
in the town hall where dances used to be held. 
However, the old hotel was brightly lighted. To 

my surprise, George stopped in front of it. 

"Why are you stopping here?" I asked. 

"This is where they dance now," he answered. 

Inside the hall, I saw the same orchestra and 
prompter that had always played for the Goshen 
dances. One thing was different, however. A 
stout woman of medium height was acting as 

When we entered, she came toward us and I 
thought the walk seemed familiar but I couldn't 
place it. Then George introduced me to her — 
Edith Packard. 

Edith told me that after graduation, not hav- 
ing anything to do she had converted the old 
hotel into a dance hall. 

"Very clever of her," I thought, "to put 
dancing, her favorite sport, on a paying basis." 

Raymond Stone '39. 



Class Will 

We. the dignified seniors of the class of '39, 
dignified with the exception of Frankie, Betty, 
Phyllis, Dot, Stacia, Jane, Ginnie, George, Don- 
me, the two Helens, the two Dorises, the two 
Hazels, Rita, Jean, Janice, Norma, James, Dick, 
Ray, Warren, Ruth, Barbara, Carlton, Frannie, 
and myself, are met here tonight to present to 
you our last will and testament. 

To the faculty as a whole, we leave our sincere 
thanks for the consideration they have shown 
us and for the patience which they so generously 
exhibited to our very trying class. If it hadn't 
been for their sympathy and guiding hands we 
would not be in the improved state which is so 
obvious tonight. 

To Mr. Merntt. we will a whistle: he was so 
fascinated with the one at the recent A. A. 
Dance that he became 'General Whistler' for 
the Paul Jones. 

Miss Dunphy is bequeathed a floodlight. This 
is to be used in place of the little flash-light which 
is her constant companion on all the out-of-town 
bus trips. 

To Mrs. Warner, we leave Mr. Wirth and his 
twenty-nine undamaged history books, hoping 
she will have better success with her next year's 
class than she did with ours. 

To Mr. Foster, we bequeath a victrola and a 
record. This record will sing out every morning 
and noon, sternly, — "All right, second bell's 

We donate to Miss Walsh ten little rubber 
caps to wear on her fingers when she writes on 
the board so her fingernails won't scratch and 
make the class squirm. 

Miss Curran is willed all the bright and fancy 
sunbonnets from the Operetta: she seemed to 
have such fun with them. 

To Mr. Melody, we leave a pile of lumber so 
that he may construct a wall down the center of 
the bus to insure against the boys and girls 
sitting together on the way home from a basket- 
ball game. 

The baseball fans of the senior class leave the 
Goshen bus to any six undergraduates who 
choose to use it as a means of transportation to 
the Ashfield game next year. 

To the freshmen, the seniors leave individual 
tags so that when the present freshmen are 
seniors, the teachers won't be mistaking them 
for freshmen. 

To the sophomores, the seniors leave their 

grown-up ways — we're sure they'll come in 

To the juniors, the seniors leave their ability to 
call class meetings which never begin on time 
and in which nothing ever happens. 

Edie and Rita, our cheerleaders, leave to next 
year's cheerleaders the honor of passing oranges 
to the basketball players from out of town. Hope 
you have as much luck as they did! 

To the office-girl of next year, Betty Penn 
leaves her ability to disturb classes. 

Dot Toski, Helen Batura, and Stacia Golash 
leave three seats side-by-side in the back of the 
room to Flossie Packard, Shirley Rhoades, and 
Kenneth Torrey. 

Donnie Otis resigns his place as candy-passer- 
outer to Charlie Reed. We all hope you'll be as 
popular as Donnie, Charlie! 

Jean Carney and Janice Wells leave two senior 
seats in their home room rather unwillingly. 
Could it be because of two juniors? 

To Fred King, Doris Newell leaves her quiet 
ways. Won't you please use them, Fred? 

George Warner and Raymond Stone reluct- 
antly donate their trips to the Chesterfield 
dances to Russell Bisbee and Ashton Rustemeyer. 
Now you boys will have to learn to dance. 

Hazel Torrey, Barbara Edwards, and James 
Stone present their places on the Nash Street bus 
to those who feel they would enjoy these hon- 
orable places. 

Warren Gould and Dick Bates leave their 
thumbs to Ted Ames and Bernard Murphy. 
Warren and Dick used theirs to travel to 'Hamp. 
Ted and Murph will probably travel in the 
direction of Burgy and Goshen. 

To Raymond Johndrow, Norma Nictsche leaves 
her lovely voice. Now, Ray, you can croon to 
that fair lady. 

Phyllis West, Ruth Evans, and Helen Childs 
leave their dignified ways to Bob Newell, Junior 
Merritt, and Leo Dymerski. 

To Henry Willson and Donald Campbell, 
Carlton Field leaves his numerous radio and auto- 
mobile parts. 

Doris Sabo and Jane Bickford leave their 
jokes and giggles to Doris Sincage and Josephine 

Ginnie Shumway wishes to donate her place in 
the senior classroom to Peggy MacLeod. 

To Jerry Larkin, Frannie Metz wills her place 
as high honor student. 



A habit of being absent from school is the gift 
Hazel Packard leaves Steve Golash. He doesn't 
need it, but now he has the privilege which he 
hadn't before. 

Frankie Soltys leaves his collection of ribbons, 
pins, handkerchiefs, and bobbie pins to John 
Barrus. Take good care of them, John, for they 
cost Frankie many a sleepless night. 

And now we have all willed our most precious 
objects to the underclassmen. May they be 

thankful for them and prosper through the use 
of them. 

Here and now we set our signatures to this 
document — our last real business in this school. 

Witnesses: Ferdinand 

Connie the Cow 
Tyrone Power 

Signed, The Class of '39 
(Barbara Lloyd) 

Class Grinds 

Four years we've stayed within these walls; 
For four long years we've tried 
To learn so that when duty calls 
We'll not be left outside. 

Tonight upon this stage you see 
A group whose only thought 
Is to succeed. We know that we 
Have not learned here for naught. 

Edie, our blonde president, 
Is always full of pep. 
She goes to lots of dances 
And is never out of step. 

George Warner is a studious boy, 
And Raymond Stone is too, 
For. when it comes to getting A's 
They both get quite a few. 

Frankie, our little blonde cyclone, 
Is always rushing around; 
Whenever there's a ball game, 
In the midst of it he's found. 

Virginia Shumway giggles and grins, 
And she really is quite witty; 
Chemistry problems baffle her. 
It surely is a pity. 

And Stacia seems quite happy 
Out on the basketball floor. 
She always does her level best 
To raise the Burgy score. 

Always full of mischief, 
Rita with impish grin 
Not only is good in studies 
But everything she's in. 

F is for Fair, Franny we mean, 

C is for class and she heads the race, 

M is for marks she has received, 

At the top of the class she takes her place. 

Our Siamese twins are Warren and Dick, 

They're never seen apart. 

If one should leave the other, 

Sad would be their lot. 

Helen Batura, we can see, 
Is smart in many ways, 
Except in writing notes, and then- 
She somehow her guilt betrays. 

What's this we hear of Hazel — 
For her wedding bells will ring? 
We hope she'll be so happy 
She'll always want to sing 

Phyllis West will go on to school 
To become a dietitian. 
We wish her all good luck 
In realizing her ambition. 

James Stone is such a quiet chap 
We scarce know he's about; 
In fact in all his years at school 
We've never heard him shout. 

A little girl is our Dottie 
With long black curly hair. 
Her heart seems filled with jollity, 
Her smile is everywhere. 

Donnie Otis is a bashful lad; 
His face is often red. 
His favorite sport is tennis, 
And he plays real well 'tis said. 

Betty Penn is businesslike: 
She's a student through and through; 
She's our artist for the Spectator, 
And is very clever too. 

Norma Nietsche really studies; 
She always knows enough, 
So when she gets into a class 
She doesn't have to bluff. 



Carlton Field will argue 
Whenever there's a chance. 
He seems to be always trying 
His own views to enhance. 

Janice has a lovely voice; 
We listen when she sings. 
May she be happy in the joy 
Her singing always brings. 

In one-act plays she stood the test; 
She showed us how to act. 
That Barbara outshone all the rest 
Is not fiction but fact. 

Barbara Lloyd is our little one, 
In stature she's quite small, 
But if she wasn't in our class 
We'd miss her most of all. 

Hazel Packard's full of vim; 

She isn't still a minute. 

I guess that she's been out of school 

As much as she's been in it. 

Tho' Doris lately joined our class 
As it merrily went its way. 
We all grew very fond of her, 
For she's happy, sweet and gay. 

Helen Childs is a pretty girl, 
Which doesn't do her harm. 
If anything it only adds 
To her very piquant charm. 

Jean has a personality 
That's difficult to beat; 
You very seldom see her frown. 
And her smile is very sweet. 

Ruthie seems to be full of fun; 
Her heart is always light. 
What ere she starts is always done 
And with a great delight. 

Now Doris Sabo as a rule 
Is bright and free and gay: 
But when it comes to study, 
She'd really rather play. 

I'm not a poet, as you can see, 
I know very little of rhyme: 
I hope that you will not blame me 
For wasting all your time. 

And now I've had my little say: 
'Tis time to bid adieu. 
May we all meet on some future day, 
Our friendships to renew. 

Jane Bickford 



Class of 1940 

Front row (left to right) — Barbara Nash, Henry Willson, Jeanne Everett, Kenneth Torrey, Velma 
Brown, William Ryan, Ashton Rustemeyer, Ruth Dodge, Raymond Johndrow, Doris Williams, 
Bernard Murphy. 

Second row (left to right) — Winthrop Stone, Myla Campbell, Anne Lloyd, Marcia Ingellis, 
Bernard Sampson, Leslie Cole, Shirley Rhoades, Franklin Bartlett, Florence Packard, Rita 

Third row (left to right) — Logia Jablonski, Peggy MacLeod, Richard Watling, Marion Sabo. 






Ready for fun 

Seldom speechless 



Class of 1941 

Front row (left to right) — Lida Miner, Frederick King, Ralean Todd, Wellington Graves, Dorothy 

Baker, Leo Dymerski, June Bowker, Russell Bisbee, Hope Jarvis, Robert McAllister, Bessie 

Polwrek, Gerald Larkin. 
Second row (left to right) — Adelbert Roberge, Constance Granger, Robert Kearney, Phyllis 

Sutherland, Ralph Bates, Dorothy Fisher, Richard Culver, Rita Kulash, Francis Molloy, 

Faith Dresser, Mary Daniels, Burt Sanderson, David West. 

Third row (left to right) — Henry Kopka, Harold Hillenbrand, Esther Mollison, Robert Newell. 

Frederick Allen, Josephine Cerpovicz. 
Last row (left to right) — Jeanette Wright, Leo Stone, John Kulas, Lucius Merritt, Louis 

Hathaway, Donald Bickford, Ted Ames. 

Often smiling 

Onto the tricks 
Real sporty 
Easy going 



Class of 1942 

Front row (left to right) — Sophie Guzik, Victor Ingellis, Gertrude Harrison, Wilbur Shumway, 
Grace Tobin, John Pavelcsyk, Thelma Packard, Sylvia Clary, Robert Lamagdelaine, Mary 
Schultzski, Lucius Jenkins, Cecelia Soltys, Robert Edwards. 

Second row (left to right) — Elizabeth Allaire, Lena Guyette, Mavis Wickland, Lois Baker, 
Josephine Ozierynski, Donald Campbell, Catherine Polwrek, Margaret Stone, Jean Warner, 
Alexander Jablonski, Charlotte Otis, John Barrus, Doris Sincage, David Larkin, Audrey Jones. 

Third row (left to right) — Charles Read, Amelia Kolosewicz, Dorothy Stimson, Nancy Buck, 
Elizabeth Mathers, Edward Golash, Mary Cone, Eloise Bartlett, Mary Kellogg. 

Fourth row (left to right) — Edward Bacon, Doris Dymerski, Victoria Michaloski, Charles Eddy, 

Floyd Nye, Charles Bartlett, Michael Batura. 
Fifth row (left to right) — Robert Driscoll, Frank Batura. 

Full of energy 
Somewhat studious 
Ever playful 
Never quiet 





What is "school spirit"? To some, it means 
enthusiastic loyalty to everything that pertains 
to their school. To others, "school spirit" means 
going to all the socials and dances, cheering loud- 
ly at athletic contests, in other words, support- 
ing those activities from which they get enjoy- 
ment. But, "school spirit" is something different. 
It is essentially a spirit of co-operation, which 
is the basis for a fine and friendly atmosphere 
whether it be at home, at school, or in the world 
at large. It means the working together of teach- 
er and pupil for their individual good. This 
creates a happier school life, as it improves the 
relations of all, by building up confidence that 
each is trying to help the other. 

This type of "school spirit" requires the obedi- 
ence of all to every regulation of the school. If 
we place ourselves outside these laws and do not 
co-operate, we break down the spirit of the 
school. Hence we must be obedient as well as 
loyal to have true "school spirit". 

This spirit is to the school as blood is to our 
bodies. Without it there is no life. Without co- 
operation and obedience there is no harmony 
and friendship, and school life becomes drudgery, 
a spiritless existence. 

Therefore, let the seniors take with them into 
the world, a spirit of co-operation, and in doing 
so they will be taking a long step toward attain- 
ing their goal in life. Let the undergraduates 
help their teachers, their classmates, and them- 
selves by co-operating as best they can in every 
school activity, for thus they will give fresh red 
blood to our school, making school life more vital 
and spirited. 

Frances Metz, '39 


Courtesy is one of the first steps toward popu- 
larity. Few people realize how much little acts of 
politeness are really appreciated. A boy hesitates 
to help an old man or woman across the street 
for fear his pals will think him a "sissy". Seldom 
do we see girls rise and offer older people their 
seats on busses, trains, or even at home. 

If young people would realize how far a smile 
and mere "thank-you" go, how much more hap- 
piness there would be in this world. Perhaps a 

warm smile and a cheerful "good-morning" 
would make some lonesome person happy the 
whole day. And how well a sincere "thank-you" 
shows appreciation of a small favor. 

Courtesy is politeness combined with kindness. 
How proud a girl is of the escort who opens 
doors for her, assists her out of cars, and helps 
her on with her coat! 

Some people say, "Does Courtesy Pay?" Most 
certainly it does. Without it one can never hope 
to attain success in this exacting world. I say 
exacting, because it is just that. One can't just 
go on through life expecting everything and 
everyone to come to him. There are thousands 
of times when a person has to go far out of his 
way in being nice in order to gain some end. 

So why don't you-and-you-and-you practice 
these little, common, everyday courtesies and see 
how much better you will feel and how much 
happier others will be because you were nice to 

Try it. You're sure to come out on top. En 
Avant — Crime does not pay but Courtesy cer- 
tainly does. Let your motto be, "Politeness and 
Friendliness for all!" 

Edith Packard '39 


Justice Brandeis says, "The greatest menace to 
freedom is an inert people." 

Many of the best informed voters stay at home. 
With only about one-third of the voting popu- 
lation going to the polls, how can we expect to 
get what we want. If we do not stir people to 
vote, we have no right to complain about the 
policies set forth by the government. 

Ours should be a government of ALL the 
people, by ALL the people, and for ALL the 

When we students graduate from high school, 
and become of age to vote — it is our duty to do 
so. We will be the ones to bear whatever respon- 
sibilities are levied by our government. 


Norma Nietschc '39 





Do we realize, can we ever realize, the ghastly 
significance of that word? War, with its death 
and destruction, with its terror and immorality. 
War which dooms thousands of men and boys 
to a living hell! Boys nineteen and twenty years 
of age are sent out to fight, and for what? That 
the world may again have peace and safety? 

Humanity cannot long live under such condi' 
tions as those resulting from war. With the kill' 
ing and maiming of youths, the future citizens 
of the world, comes the inevitable wiping out of 
all humanity, of civilization. 

No picture can be painted, no story can be 
told, that could instill into our minds the utter 
futility of war. Our loved ones sent from shelt- 
ering arms out into a world thrashing about in a 
maelstrom of misery and excruciating suffering, 
sent to crawl on hands and knees through slime 
and filth, to murder and to be murdered! 

It is glorious we hear. To fight for our homes 
and our country is the highest tribute one can 
pay to the homeland. Glory! To shoulder a gun 
and with head high march off to be killed, never 
to come back to "the land of the free and the 
home of the brave " To return crippled and 
maimed is a thousand times worse than not ever 
to return. Those who come back will live over 
and over again the hours they spent in crawling 
out of the trenches under fire, seeing their bud- 
dies fall at their sides, twisted into unrecogniz- 
able shapes of battered flesh. 

Do we want this to happen? Do we want our 
loved ones sent out to meet such a fate? The 
answer is NO! NO! 

Let us then, each and everyone of us, as cit- 
izens of tomorrow do our bit towards preventing 
such a catastrophe. Let us instill into the minds 
of those about us, the futility of WAR, THE 

Rita LaFlamme '39 


A big greyhound bus drew up to the curb 
on lower Fifth Avenue, New York City. The 
passengers crowded out of the doors carrying 
bulky suitcases and wearing the finest of clothes 
— all but one. The last one was a rather con- 
spicuous farmer, bent with age. A bag, a broad 
brimmed straw hat, long grey whiskers, tiny old 
fashioned spectacles, muddy leather boots, blue 

overalls, patched and darned at the knees and 
seat, and hitched on to his suspenders with a 
twisted birch stick instead of buttons, caused 
many people to pause and stare in amazement. 
However, the old farmer did not notice anyone. 
After stepping on to the sidewalk, he paused and 
mused over the fact that for the first time in his 
life he stood in the midst of the greatest city in 
the whole United States. How the other farmers 
who were less fortunate, would envy him if they 

He started to wander about a bit before going 
to the bank to cash the twenty-five dollar check 
that was carefully tied in his red handkerchief. 
He watched the throngs of hurrying people dash- 
ing in and out of the doors and across the street. 
Who were all these important appearing people? 
Where did they come from? What was their bus- 
iness there? Every few minutes he'd clasp his 
hands behind him, stretching his neck back to 
see the top of the huge buildings. After an hour 
of studying the people and buildings, he de- 
cided to search for the bank. When he had in- 
quired the way he turned and slowly ambled up 
the street, leaving little pools of tobacco juice 
along the way. He reached the top of the long 
stone steps and paused to lay down his cane so 
that he might untie the red handkerchief to hand 
the check to the paying teller. 

His fingers were knotted and full of rail splint- 
ers, but he managed to hand the neatly folded 
paper to the teller when he had looked over the 
top of his spectacles to read the sign. 

"You will have to be identified before we can 
pay this," said the teller. 

The old man stooped a little, put his head 
against the window grating and shouted explo- 


The paying teller repeated the statement. The 
old man took the check, folded it carefully with 
his big fingers and then rubbed them thought- 
fully over his long chin whiskers. 

"Oh, I has to be idemnified, do I? Wal, I 
swan! Lemme see; Jim Bucker knows me but — 
why say! This here is Tellan's Bank, ain't hit?" 

"First National Bank," said the teller, "Mr. 
Tellan is the president." 

"Whar in tarnation is he?" 

"Second window at the left." 

A tall, extravagantly dressed man stepped in 
front of the window with an air of importance. 

"I wanta git this here check cashed and that 



thar fellar in the other stall sez I have to be 
idemnified. Could you do hit^" 

"I could if I knew you." 

The old man laughed so loudly that everyone 
stared at him. 

"W'al. I calculate to do a perty good job of 
idemnifying Pete Tellan any day. I'd know him 
if I met him in Africka. Don't you recollect 
whin we went to laming together and you had to 
quit to earn money to help git your fawther out 
of jail? This here eye hain't whut hit used ter 
be but I can still see the scar on yer right ear 
whare Mike Smart whalloped ye when yer was 
astealing cider." 

"Yes. yes." said Mr. Tellan. "I remember 
those old days when I was a mere child. I must 
be going on with my business. The teller is wait- 
ing for you." 

"Oh, scuze me. I didn't mean to be abother- 
ing ye but I just had to prove I could idemnify 
yer. Hit must be easier than adriving a fertil- 
iser ox cart like ye did when yer uncle got in 
the highway robbery mix-up." 

The embarrassed business man suddenly left 
the room, slamming the door as he went. 

"W'al." said the farmer, as he again stepped 
up to the paying teller's window, "he idemnified 
me, and I idemnified him, so I'll take it in bills. 

Then with a chuckle the old man ambled slow- 
ly out of the bank. 

Jeanne Everett '40 


With a puff and a pout I gained the last land- 
ing and stopped for breath, for four flights of 
stairs were hard work for me. I looked around 
hoping to see that my friend's surroundings had 
changed since my last visit, but of course I knew 
they had not, for poverty is always the same, 
depressing. There was still the hole in the ceil- 
ing through which the sky could be viewed, and 
through this same opening on rainy days a 
stream of dirty water flowed which reminded me 
of a public shower. There, also, was the broken 
window, the ragged rug, the loose board, and 
now my friend's unpainted door. I didn't rap 
for I knew that I wouldn't be answered for he 
was frequently too engrossed to hear it. My 
friend was a sculptor. 

I was well acquainted with the attic room 
which confronted me as I pushed open the door 
— a few -nek- of shabby furniture, the fantastic 
pictures covering the wall, and the large windows 
overlooking the city. 

I put down my parcels and walked toward 

the window before which my friend worked 
assiduously. He said not a word as I approached, 
so earnestly engaged was he. I was accustomed 
to seeing him thus and knew he was unaware 
of my presence. 

To while away the time I gazed from the 
window upon the dirty streets thinking of my 
friend's plight. My thoughts were interrupted as 
my friend dropped his chisel. As I returned it I 
glanced at his work. 

I looked — I stared. My heart seemed to stop. 
Why it was beautiful, the most beautiful thing 
I'd ever seen or hoped to see. The utter sim- 
plicity, yet elegance of it. A radiance seemed 
to shine forth from it filling the drab room with 
holy light. As I drew in a breath of pure delight 
and reverence, my friend lifted his head and 
asked in a strange voice, "Is she beautiful?" 

Now I had heard this query time and time 
again, but this time my answer was truthful — 
filled with admiration. 

"Yes, it's unbelievable. It's the work of a 
genius. Who is she?" The words tumbled from 
my lips in quick succession. An expression of 
sadness crossed his face and tears formed in his 
eyes as he answered, "I loved her: I love her 
now," and he continued painfully, "She died." 

Then I understood. Into this statue he had put 
his heart, soul, love, and life itself. The beauty 
of it was the beauty of a great love, an inspir- 
ing love. 

To change the painful subject quickly, I sug- 
gested to the struggling sculptor that he enter 
this work in a Nationwide Art Contest, an offer 
which was quickly accepted with the hope, he 
said, that the world would love her and remem- 
ber her beauty as he did. 

I, myself, sent the statue to the competition. 

Weeks passed: I almost forgot it and my friend 
never mentioned it on my visits. Life returned 
to normal. I to my weekly visits, and he con- 
tinued to carve his weird questionable sculpture. 

Then, one never-to-be-forgotten day, I climbed 
to my friend's attic: the rain poured through the 
hole and dripped down the stairs. I opened the 
door and found my friend not at his painting but 
sitting in a chair clutching a letter which he ex- 
citedly thrust at me with a command to read it. 

With trembling hands I opened it and read: 

Dear Mr. ■ ■ ■ - 

We are happy to inform you that your re- 
markable statue entitled "Eternal Angel" re- 
ceived first prize in our nationwide contest held 
recently. You are the winner of a free trip to 
Italy and France to view the works of the ancient 
masters. It is our hope that, inspired by these 
works, you will continue your excellent work and 



thus benefit the art lovers of future generations. 
Yours truly, 

My heart welled with a strange emotion. I 
put my hand on my friend's shoulder. 

"Well, you won." I said in a broken voice. 

My friend sat in a daze, and finally he said in 
a voice mixed with emotion, "She won; I'm glad. 
Now, they know how lovely she was before her 

His voice seemed to drift back through the 
years as he continued. 

"She was dead when I carried her from that 
blazing inferno — the hell that snatched her from 

Tears filled my eyes and coursed down my 
face unheeded. 

Outside the rain wept with pity upon the 
window pane. 

Tremulously I ventured, "That was — ." I got 
no further, sobs filled my throat; my friend's 
tragic love had touched my heart to the core. 

"Yes," he answered simply, as he walked to 
the window, "Saving her I lost my eyesight for- 


Sweet William and Miss Marigold 
Became engaged to wed. 
They planned to live, till days grew cold 
Down in the flower bed. 

The guests invited to the church 
They all arrived in Phlox; 
Jack in the Pulpit took his place 
Upon the preacher's box. 

Sweet William wore his Bachelor Buttons 
With Dutchman's Breeches and Fox Glove; 
Marigold wore her Lady Slippers 
And breathed out Baby's Breath of love. 

Miss Violet sang Forget-me-not 
With the Lilies of the Valley 
While Nature from her Tulips let 
Small Snow Drops fall, on each one's breast. 

James Stone '39 


If you can study near a window 

Open so enticingly, 
If you can keep your mind on science 

With so many things to see, 
If you can keep your eyes inside 

Fastened on a book 
And let the world go on outside 

Not taking a look, 

Then chances are you'll make straight A's 

And probably — like as not — 
You'll make the highest grades on tests 

But gee! You'll miss a lot!! 

Jeanne Everett '40 


All Shakespeare's plays are very grand, 

The finest works in this whole land; 

But why must we, in these late days, 

Study Caesar's honorable ways? 

"The Merchant of Venice" we've read, 

And how those names swirl in my head! 

Macbeth's ambition ruled him so, 

That ruin took its course, we know. 

Of Hamlet we have also heard, 

And rate with merit every word; 

But think you Shakespeare would be riled, 

If for just a little while, 

We gave his books a little rest, 

And put some others to the test? 

Frances Metz '39 



Tattler Staff 

Seated (left to right) — Rita LaFlamme, Frances Metz, Miss Mary T. Walsh, Warren Gould, 

Stacia Golash. 
Standing (left to right) — William Ryan, Shirley Rhoades, Janice Wells, Richard Bates, Francis 

Molloy, Norma Nietsche, Edith Packard, Frank Soltys. 



Forensic League 

Standing — Jeanne Everett, Velma Brown, Coach, Philip Melody, Norma Nietsche, Helen Batura 
Seated — Rita LaFlamme, Mrs. R. A. Warner, Marian Sabo 


The members of the Forensic Club held their 
first meeting of the year on March 10, 1939. 
Reports of the results of the four-way food sale 
held in July were read. Committees for these 
food sales were: Haydenville, Richard Bates, 
Warren Gould, and Frances Metz; Williams- 
burg, Barbara Lloyd, Donald Otis, and Janice 
Wells; Chesterfield, Bernard Sampson, Ruth 
Dodge, and Leslie Cole; and Goshen, Hazel 
Packard and Harold Mollison. 

Forensic Club officers for this year are: Presi- 
dent, Rita LaFlamme; vice-president, Frances 
Metz; secretary, Barbara Lloyd; and treasurer, 
Janice Wells. 


Williamsburg High School entered four orators 
in the Pre-state Tournament held at Hadley, Feb- 
ruary 24th. We were delighted to find that all 
four of us were eligible for the finals held that 

evening. Jeanne Everett won second place with 
her dramatic declamation, "The Littlest Rebel"; 
Rita LaFlamme and Anne Howes of Northamp- 
ton were tied for second place in the humorous 
division; Helen Batura received third place with 
an oratorical declamation entitled "Law of the 

On March 13th six contestants started early 
in the morning for the state tournament at 
Groton. Four rode with our coach, Mr. Melody, 
and two with Mrs. Warner, state sponsor, and 
Charles Warner, who was one of the official 

While we were there Mr. Melody took us 
riding and we drove through Groton School and 
Fort Devens. 

At the banquet that evening there were two 
hundred contestants with thirty-two debating 
teams and twenty-nine schools represented. Mrs. 
Warner who was one of the speakers at the ban- 
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Baseball Team 

Front row (left to right) — Leo Dymerski, Ted Ames, Bernard Murphy, Raymond Johndrow, 
George Warner, David Larkin. 

Second row (left to right) — Edward Golash, Alexander Jahlonski, Frank Soltys, Manager, 

William Ryan, Gerald Larkin. 
Third row (left to right) — Francis Molloy, Coach Melody, Richard Bates. 

The baseball team got off to a fine start when 
they won over Clarke School 14 to at Look 
Park. In the next two games the Burgy boys 
were a little weak in fielding and hitting and lost 
to Easthampton and Huntington High Schools. 
Coach Melody held long practice sessions which 
improved the fielding and hitting of the players. 
These long drills resulted in victories over Smith 
Academy and Sanderson Academy. 

Ryan and Murphy, veteran hurlers, and Ray 
Johndrow, veteran catcher, improved under the 
watchful eye of Coach Melody. Ames and Golash 
also did a little pitching. 

Coach Melody had to re-arrange his team many 
times, but he finally found a winning combina- 
tion. Only two players will be leaving this year. 

They are Dick Bates and George Warner, but 
with a good crop ot youngsters coming up Coach 
Melody should have another good team next year. 
As this is written, the team still has seven games 
to play, two with Belchertown, ore with Smith 
Academy, Huntington, Easthampton and Clarke 



Clarke School 










Smith Academy 








Boys' Basketball 

Standing — Bernard Murphy, Manager, Frank Soltys, Harold Hillenbrand, Coach, Philip Melody, 

Raymond Johndrow. 
Seated — Edward Ames, Jerry Larkin, Steve Golash, George Warner, William Ryan, Richard Bates, 

Richard Watling. 

For the second time in two years Coach Philip 
Melody has produced a championship team in 
basketball. When Coach Melody called for the 
initial practice about fifteen candidates respond- 
ed, and out of this group he picked ten men for 
the varsity team. Four of last season's vets, Steve 
Golash, Bill Ryan, George Warner, and Dick 
Watling reported. New-comers to the team were 
Ted Ames, Bernard Murphy, Ray Johndrow, 
Gerry Larkin and Dick Bates. 

This season the team played a much longer 
schedule than usual, against stronger competi- 
tion. The Burgy team dropped three of the 
first four games. Going into Franklin League 
competition, the charges of Phil Melody won 
every game until the final tilt with Charlemont 
which they lost, causing a play-off. The play-off 
was held at Shelburne Falls, and the Williams- 
burg team won a one-sided victory over Charle- 
mont. With this victory, the Burgy team gained 
permanent possession of the Franklin League 
Trophy which is offered to the team first win- 
ning three championships. The team also received 
an invitation to play in the M.S.C. tournament. 

In this tournament Burgy won over Belchertown. 
Each player who participated received a medal 
and the school received a certificate for good 
sportsmanship. George Warner and Dick Bates 
will be the only players leaving and Coach 
Melody expects to have another fine basketball 
team next year. 

Summary of Games 



Clarke School 




Arms Academy 




























Clarke School 
































Girls' Basketball 

Front row (left to right) — Rita LaFlamme, cheerleader, Norma Nietsche, Myla Campbell, Stacia 
Golash, June Bowker, Shirley Rhoades, Edith Packard, cheerleader. 

Second row (left to right) — Rita Kulash, Logia Jablonski, Charlotte Otis, Doris Dymerski, 
Marion Sabo. 

Here we are again! We girls are still waiting 
for a chance to show Burgy what we can do. 
Regardless of how many games were won or lost, 
we worked hard and had fun while playing. 

Although our team loses its worthy seniors, 
we still have underclassmen and incoming free- 
men who will be Burgy's future "stars". 

Our games were played with the Alumni, Ash- 
field, Bernardston, Cummington, Charlemont. 



Operetta Group 

A delightful operetta in two acts was present- 
ed by the combined Glee Clubs of Williamsburg 
High School on April 11, at the Town Hall, 
when Supervisor of Music, John E. Moran, di- 
rected an excellent cast in the "Sunbonnet Girl." 

Miss Norma Nietsche, playing the leading role, 
as Susan Clifton, a country girl who rose from 
poverty and obscurity to fame and fortune, cap- 
tivated the packed house by her splendid per- 

Warren Gould played the male lead as Bob 
Coleman, and also gave a creditable performance. 
However, the highlight of the evening was the 
excellent playing of their comedy roles by Lucius 
Merritt, David West, Charles Eddy, Rita La- 

Flamtne, and Marion Sabo. These actors and 
actresses had the large audience "1 oiling in the 
aisles" by their characterizations of simple hill- 
billy folk. 

Janice Wells as Mrs. Coleman, Frank Soltys 
as Jerry Jackson, and Barbara Edwards as Bar- 
bara Coleman, also played their parts in an expert 
manner, with Miss Wells delighting the audience 
with two vocal selections. 

All in all, the presentation of the "Sunbonnet 
Girl" was a credit to Mr. Moran, its director, 
Mrs. Roger Wells, the accompanist, the cast, and 
all who aided in making it one of the most de- 
lightful presentations ever given at Williamsburg 
High School. 



Pro Merito Society 

Standing — Velma Brown. Ruth Dodge, George Warner, Marian Sabo, Dons Williams, 

Florence Packard 

Seated — Jeanne Everett, Raymond Stone, Frances Met:;, Edith Packard, Rita LaFlamme, 

Ashton Rustemeyer 

The Pro Merito Society consists of 12 mem- 
bers, five of whom are seniors and seven, juniors. 
In the fall we elected the following officers from 
each group. 

President — Edith Packard 
Vice-president — Frances Metz 
Secretary-Treasurer — Rita LaFlamme 

President — Velma Brown 
Vice-president — Florence Packard 
Secretary-Treasurer — Ashton Rustemeyer 
On October 8, 1938, the Fall Convention of 
the Western Massachusetts Pro Merito Society 
was held at Williamsburg. 

Two hundred twenty-five delegates were pres- 
ent which made this convention one of the 
largest to be held. 

The usual business meeting and registration 
took place after which we all trooped over to 
the Congregational Church where we were served 
a delicious dinner by Mrs. Sereno Clark and her 

After the dinner, Miss Katherine Reding, 

teacher of Spanish at Smith College gave a very 
vivid and interesting talk on Mexico. 

At the business meeting at the school it was 
decided that the Spring Convention would be 
held in Easthampton, but during the year an 
addition was being put on to the high school 
and as it was unfinished the Spring Convention 
took place at Westfield High on May 13, 1939. 

Seven of us, together with Miss Dunphy and 
Mrs. Robert Atherton, formerly Miss Pauline 
Packard, also a Pro Merito member, attended this 
meeting. After we were welcomed by Mr. 
Thomas J. Abernethy. Principal of Westfield 
High, the juniors and senior- went to their re- 
spective business meeting-. Following the meet- 
ing, luncheon was served in the school cafeteria. 
When the luncheon was over we returned to the 
assembly hall where we heard Beverly Simpson of 
West Springfield, winner of the essay entitled 
"What Pro Merito Means to You," read her 
paper. This was followed by a talk by Ex-Gov- 
ernor Ely. A crowd of 3 30 delegates from 25 
schools was present which beat the record of the 
fall convention at Williamsburg. 





Friday Evening, September 4, 1914 at 7:45 p.m. 
Meeting called to order ...... Mr. Frank A. Brooks invited to the chair 

Mr. Lawrence Molloy, Selectman 

Music Orchestra 

Prayer Rev. Robert H. Life 

Song .......... Miss Larkin and Pupils of the School 

Presentation of Keys Mr. Philip James 

Acceptance for the Town ........ Mr. Wilbur M. Purrington 

Address ............ Hon. Calvin Coolidge 

Remarks and Felicitations ..... Principal F. L. Boyden, of Deerfield Academy 

Music Orchestra 



Williamsburg High School 

"The Gem of Massachusetts" 

Many of us who are privileged to work and 
study in our beautiful Helen E. James School 
building and Spellman Annex find it hard to 
realize that twenty-five years ago W.H.S. was 
housed on the second floor of the present Grange 
Hall with three rooms — one where the stage now 
is, another the present cloak room, and the third 
which was the home room for all students from 
the eighth grade through the eleventh, is the 
present lodge room of the Grange. 

Great as are these changes in the housing 
and physical aspects of our young people's edu- 
cation, the changes in their curriculum and the 
educational advantages offered them Iiave been 
even greater. 

We can more readily appreciate the progress 
of the last twenty-five years if we take a back- 
ward glance over the years preceding that time. 
The early school committees' reports have many 
interesting items about those days . . . The first 
money ever spent for high school work was the 
sum of $100 appropriated for the fall and winter 
term of 1855 . . . Truancy was evidently a se- 
rious problem, in the early days. In 1881, the 
committee reported that the judge of probate 
"disapproved of detaining truant? in the Hay- 
denville Lock-up . . . and preferred the police 
station in Northampton!" Later, they quoted a 
state truancy law by which parents were fined 
$20.00 for every 5-days' absence, unexcused by 
the principal. Perhaps this might not be such a 
bad idea, even today! 

Although Massachusetts laws of 1882 allowed 
school committees to charge parents for their 
children's books and to add the cost to their tax 
bill, our committee in 1884 recommended and 
the town voted "to raise and appropriate $500.00 
for the purpose of procuring free textbooks for 
our public schools and to furnish suitable places 
for keeping the same." 

In 1886. the committee urged that more money 
be spent for schools since Williamsburg at that 
time was paying only $7.14 per pupil against an 
average throughout the state of $13.87. This 
year the committee also caused a new course 
of study to be drawn up which included three 
years of Latin, algebra, physical geography, 
physics, geometry, physiology, chemistry, botany, 
geology, civil government, American literature, 
and general science. The fact that such a sched- 
ule with one teacher and less than twenty minute 

periods was impossible to carry out does not de- 
tract from the fact that the committee at least 
knew what a high school course should contain. 

In 1890, Williamsburg took advantage of the 
Union District system and hired a superintend- 
ent. The other towns in the district at this time 
were Whately, Conway, and Sunderland. Later 
the district was changed and we are now with 
Worthington, and Chesterfield . . . 1890 was 
also the first year in which graduation exercise- 
were held. 

As early as 1895, Superintendent Goodhue 
recommended the combining of the Williamsburg 
and Haydenville high schools for the sake of 
efficiency and economy. That year the registers 
showed 149 visitors and 81 pupils in the high 
schools alone . . . The next year Principal 
Rowell instituted wand drills with public exhibi- 
tions. The town also appropriated $200 for the 
transportation of high school pupils, for the first 
time. It was in this period also that a drawing 
teacher and a music teacher were hired first. 

These changes were followed in 1898 by the 
addition of another year of high school with one 
full-time assistant to the principal. Subjects were 
then taught such as would be in any regular 
high school's first two years. But progress in one 
direction was checked by retrogression in another, 
for the school year was shortened to 32 weeks 
"tor lack of funds", and "the opening of Wil- 
liamsburg Button Shop withdrew many pupils 
who should have been in high school". 

The 1900 class was "graduated", as previous 
classes had been, at the close of their two years 
of high school work. Then, since the author- 
ities had seen fit during the summer to add an- 
other year to the curriculum — most of the class 
returned for another year of schooling. Need- 
less to say there was no graduation in 1901! 
Students still had to go to Northampton High or 
some other school for the fourth year and many 
went for the last two. Williamsburg of course 
paid the tuition for the fourth year, according to 
state requirements. With this added year, the 
Haydenville students, ten in number, came to 
Williamsburg also. The next year a number of 
tuition pupils from neighboring towns that had 
no high school came to Williamsburg — the state 
reimbursing those towns to a large extent. The 
tuition was then only $28.00. This was the be- 
ginning of the mutual benefits which out-of- 



town pupils have always brought. 

In 1904, Superintendent Goodhue first recom' 
mended a new school building — a recommenda- 
tion repeated annually until it bore fruit in Mrs. 
James' generous gift, just ten years later. 

Not until 1905 did the schools have running 
water. One graduate says of the water system 
of those earlier years "In summer a pail of water 
was brought from the parsonage near-by and left 
in the dressing-room. Thither the thirsty resorted 
to drink from the tin dipper that went with the 
pail." The next year, upon the order of the 
State Inspector of Buildings, this wooden build- 
ing which housed some 200 pupils was equipped 
with a fire escape. The school committee re- 
ported apologetically that "this seemed to some 
an unnecessary expense!" Modern plumbing and 
furnaces were installed about this time also. 

In 1909, the opening of Smith Agricultural 
School attracted a number from our high school 
. . . In 1912, sewing classes for the girls and 
penmanship and drawing for the boys were added 
to the curriculum with an exhibit in the spring. 
These courses were not kept very long for in 
1913 the curriculum was revised so that four 
years of high school work were completed here. 
This year a third teacher, our present principal, 
Miss Anne T. Dunphy was added to the faculty. 

The place which W.H.S. has earned as one of 
the leading high schools of its size in the state, 
both as to its building facilities and, particularly, 
as to its scholastic attainment and prestige as an 
educational institution is due — more than to any 
other one cause — to Miss Dunphy's ideals, ex- 
ecutive ability, and determination that the tax- 
payers' money shall be used to give Williams- 
burg students the best which that money can buy. 

Following the dedication of the new Helen E. 
James School on September 4, 1914 — the real 
development of Williamsburg High School be- 
gan. Since 1915, it has been a grade A state- 
aided high school and it has been continuously 
granted certification privileges by the New Eng- 
land College Entrance Board. To Mr. E. P. 
Larkin, principal for the first four years should 
be given the credit for starting W.H.S. in the 
right direction. 

The story of W.H.S. from an institution 
graduating five students in 1914 to one with five 
times that number a quarter of a century later, 
has much of interest. 

The development in courses of study offered 
has been steady and notable. Every high school 
to acquire distinction must have an individu- 
ality — a purpose and character that differentiates 
it from its contemporaries. The purpose of 
W.H.S. has always been to offer a broad cultural 

background which would help all graduates to 
become better citizens whether they continued 
in higher institutions of learning or not. 

Up to 1914, twenty minute recitation periods 
were the maximum. With the addition of a third 
teacher, these periods were lengthened and a bet- 
ter grasp of the subject matter was noted. Scanty 
laboratory equipment had made the teaching of 
science almost an impossibility. With the new 
building a real science program was begun. 

In 1916 the notorious Eighth Grade "Strike" 
against compulsory Latin for freshmen was 
staged. This resulted in general science being 
offered as a substitute. For some time Superin- 
tendent Goodhue had been advocating a two- 
year course — a fore-runner of our modern Junior 
High School. This "strike" gave him just the 
right opportunity and for three years there were 
two schools within the one. There were two 
complete sets of graduates as well. The plan, 
however, proved impracticable for a small school. 
In 1918, students, parents, and teachers wel- 
comed Miss Dunphy's suggestion that the two- 
year course be dropped. This was also the year 
in which French was substituted for German be- 
cause of the war sentiment. Influenza disrupted 
the classes and many older students left "lured 
by the high wages paid in the shops." 

Two years later Mr. L. A. Merritt became 
superintendent upon the death of Mr. E. W. 
Goodhue, a scholar and a gentleman who had 
charted the course of the Williamsburg schools 
for many years. 

This was the time when the services of a 
school nurse were made available. A Visiting 
Nurse Association, maintained by the voluntary 
contributions of the citizens had made this pos- 
sible. In later years, the town has appropriated 
$500 annually for this service. Hot lunches were 
served about this time by women of the town at 
first without, and later with, the aid of the janitor. 

In 1922, a fourth teacher was added to the 
staff, making possible a broader course in mathe- 
matics and science. Trigonometry and solid 
geometry were offered for seniors. Physics was 
added to alternate with chemistry. 

Friday assembly programs were begun in 1923. 
With the careful coaching of Miss Toole, the 
teacher in charge, and the keen interest which 
she aroused in the students in forensic perform- 
ance, began that phase of school activity for 
which our school has since gained much prestige. 
This year also marked the first time that the 
S.A.R. medal for excellence in American His- 
tory was awarded. The foreign language require- 
ment for graduation was removed in 1925. Two 
years later, one of our students took the College 



Entrance Board Comprehensive Examinations. 
Since then many have done so and our school 
has practically 100 acceptance record from 
these examinations. In 1929. WHS. was hon- 
ored with its first four-year certification privilege, 
an honor coveted by all schools but held by few. 

A Dental Clinic — where students pay a small 
sum and the dentist is reimbursed for the rest 
from donations by the Red Cross, Grange. Wom- 
an's Club and other dvic organizations — was 
begun in 1930. 

In 1931. a fifth teacher was added, taken 
away in 1933. and added again in 1935, on a 
part-time basis. In 1938, five full time teachers 
again made possible a well-rounded program of 

In 1937. the school committee with Mr. R. F. 
Burke as chairman proposed that an annex to 
the Helen E. James School be made to care for 
the greatly increased enrollment. Their proposal 
was adopted and building began. The fall of 
1938 found students and teachers cheerfully 
working to the tune of resounding hammers and 
falling bricks. However, this period was soon 
over and the Spellman Annex, made possible by 
the generous gift left the school by Mi>> Eliza- 
beth Spellman. was dedicated with fitting cere- 
monies. A sixth teacher and a commercial course 
have since been added to meet the demands of 
many of the citizens. 

Today. W.H.S. courses of study and extra- 
curricular activities are attracting more and more 
tuition pupils and keeping our own young people 
longer in school. From such beginnings do civic 
pride and good citizenship grow. 

Any school history, however brief, without the 
story of the development of its extra curricular 
activities would be incomplete — ours particularly 

Activities both athletic and forensic, have 
ebbed and flowed with the enthusiasm of various 
faculty leaders. Athletic contests have given 
WHS. league basketball championships several 
times with their attendant privilege of participa- 
tion in the M.S.C Small H. S. Tournaments. 
The Massachusetts Song Contest at Haverhill 
was won by our Girls' Glee Club. Prestige and 
statewide recognition have been ours since our 
organization of the first Massachusetts Speech 
Tournament in Williamsburg in 1936. In 1931 
W.H.S.'s orator on the Constitution reached the 
National semi-finals. In 1934 and 1938 we also 
had orators in the Western Massachusetts finals 
of that same type of contest. From large groups 
of orators and debaters, eliminations have form- 
erly been held which have given specially-trained 
speakers. These young men and women have 

competed with others in National Forensic 
League Tournaments — four district, four state, 
four New England and three national. From 
these we have had a score of winners in four 
years besides an earlier record of twenty-one un- 
defeated debate teams in a series of nine years. 
Literary efforts and news examinations conducted 
by The Scholastic have brought national and 
state prizes to those students who have a talent 
for writing . . . Several years our school has 
been an honor school in the statewide Student 
Forum on Peace . . . 

Williamsburg High School has also been very 
fortunate in the interest which its citizens have 
taken in it — an interest which has culminated 
in many gifts, both large and small. In addition 
to the Helen E. James School and Elizabeth 
Spellman Annex, there has been the income from 
the Dr. Daniel C. Collins Fund since 1858: and 
the incomes from the Hyde. Sanders, and Hills 
funds as well. The gift of the playground 
equipment from the Congregational Friendly 
Class and of the seniors Washington trips from 
individuals and citizens as groups have meant 
much to the school. Probably the largest single 
organization gift came in 1920. when the Wil- 
liamsburg Grange beaver-boarded and painted 
the interior of the Town Hall so that the high 
school could use it for basketball — a privilege 
denied it by the selectmen, for the game had 
caused the plastering to crumble. Occasional 
money gifts for special essays, trips, and other 
projects from the Grange, the Women's Club, 
the Ladies' Benevolent Society, the Men's Club, 
the O. E. S. and other organizations have been 
much appreciated. 

Special incentives toward greater schoL. 
achievement have been offered for a number of 
years. Among these are such annual prizes as 
the Alumni Association's Anne T. Dunphy Latin 
prizes: the Wives' Club's four-year English 
prizes: the Williamsburg Grange's Mathematics 
prizes: and the Alumni Association's presenta- 
tion of the pro-merito pins. Extra curricular 
activities have been rewarded by the Alumni As- 
sociation's contribution to athletics, and speech 
contests and by its gifts of National Forensic 
League keys for excellence in debate and oratory. 

With school committees that have realized that 
they were elected to give the sons and daughters 
of Williamsburg the best equipment and the 
teachers that the taxpayers' money could pro- 
cure: with progressive superintendents: with a 
principal "whose high ideals of scholarship and 
conduct, whose wise counsel, and whose unsel- 
fish devotion have been the inspiration of all stu- 
dents of Williamsburg High School": with 



teachers happy to give of their time and strength 
far beyond the requirements of their contracts; 
with students, many of them, ambitious to make 
the most of the opportunities which this school 
could offer; and finally, with parents and towns- 
people sacrificing much that their young people 
might have the best in education and self-im- 

provement — with these combined influences, all 
of which are seldom found in any one institu- 
tion of learning, it is not so strange that W.H.S. 
has been called "the gem of the small high schools 
of Massachusetts." 

Estella Damon Warner, W.H.S. '04 

Alumni Notes 

CLASS OF 1914 

Vera Thresher- — Mrs. Kenneth Bell, 4 children, 

Marblehead, Mass. 
Grace Handfield — Registry of Deeds, Springfield, 

Florence, Mass. 
Dorothy Bosworth — Mrs. Gerald O'Donnell, 3 

children, Marshfield, Mass. 
Isabel Breckenridge — Deceased — Feb. 12, 1921. 
Sophie Damon — Mrs. Sophie Eaton, Williams- 

burg, Mass., teacher at Helen E. James School. 

CLASS OF 1915 

Laura Bisbee — Mrs. Lendell Deane, 2 children, 

Somerset, Mass. 
Lula Bisbee — Mrs. Frederick Smith, 1 child, Hay- 

denville, Mass. 
Hazel Damon — Mrs. G. Vernon Warner, 6 chil- 
dren, Williamsburg, Mass. 
Myra Goodhue — Mrs. Harry Shedd, 1 child, 

Pittsfield, Mass. 
Chester Jorgenson — Employed in First National 

in West Hartford, Conn. Married. 2 children. 
Evelyn Nash — Mrs. J. Charles Crump, 1 child, 

Payette, Idaho. 
Sarah Pierpont — Mrs. John Holton, 4 children, 

Massillon, Ohio. 
Esther Purrington — Mrs. Chester Jorgenson, 2 

children, West Hartford, Conn. 
Fred Smiley — New York City. 
Leonard Walpole — Sheehan's Store, Haydenville, 

Gladys Wells — The Springfield Fire and Marine 

Ins. Co., Springfield, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1916 

Jennie Kiely — Mrs. William Scully, Florence, 
Mass., teacher in Williamsburg Grade School. 

Dorothy Rhoades — Mrs. Dorothy Colburn, Wil- 
liamsburg, Mass., 2 children. 

Ruth Brooks — Mrs. Fred Gill, 2 children, Con- 
cord, Mass. 

Clarence Larkin — Principal of Smith Academy, 
Haydenville, Mass. Married. 

Roger Culver — Office, Rutland Sanatorium, 1 
child, Rutland, Mass. 

Rachel Hemenway — Deceased, December 18, 

Henry Pritchard — Employed at Look Park, 2 
children, Florence, Mass. 

Thomas Wells — The Stanley Tool Company, 
New Britain, Conn. 

Carl Hemenway — Williamsburg, Mass. 

Michael O'Brien — Railway Postal Clerk, Spring- 
field, Mass. 

Joseph Murphy — Traffic Manager, Milton Brad- 
ley Co., 1 child. Springfield, Mass. 

Cecil Loomis — Haydenville, Mass., farmer, 6 

M. Evelyn Bisbee — Mrs. James Evans, 3 children, 
Williamsburg, Mass. 

Martin Dunphy — Assistant Treasurer and Gen- 
eral Manager, Collins Plumbing Co., Holyoke, 
1 child. Haydenville, Mass. 

Waldo Warner — Royal Typewriter Co., Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

Kenneth Nash — Accountant for F. H. Hoag, 3 
children, Payette, Idaho. 

May Benoit — Sister Mary Josephita, Farren Hos- 
pital, Montague City, Mass. 

Jennie Gifford — Mrs. Wilde, 2 children, Berkley, 

Tressa Dobbs — Mrs. Merton Bickford, 3 children, 
Williamsburg, Mass. 

Philip Purrington — Hadley Falls Trust Co., 2 
children, Holyoke, Mass. 

Mary Ryan — Mrs. John Seeney, Leeds, Mass. 

Edmund Ryan — Manager of Socony Service 
Station. 3 children. Florence, Mass. 

Belle Bates — Mrs. Howard, 3 children, Thomp- 
son, California. 

Harold Smiley— N. Y. N. H. ii H. Railroad, 
New Haven, Conn. 

Kenneth Damon — Deceased 1919. 

Harold Smart — Farmer, 3 children, Williamsburg, 

Edith Thompson — Mrs. Leslie Holroyd, Thorn- 
ton, R. I. 



CLASS OF 1917 

George Munson — Farmer and truckman, 2 chil- 
dren, Chesterfield, Mass. 

Mildred Wells — Mrs. George Munson, 2 chil- 
dren, Chesterfield, Mass. 

Murray Graves — Graves Garage, 3 children, 
Williamsburg, Mass. 

Ralph Tilton — International Silver Co., 1 child, 
Florence, Mass. 

Donald Nash — Chief Machinist Mate on U.S.S. 
"Chester". Will retire Oct. 1939 after 20 
years' service. Long Beach, Calif., 1 child. 

George O'Brien — On Springfield Police Force, 1 
child, Springfield, Mass. 

Philip Cheney — Deceased. 

Maurice Jenkins — First National Store, Williams- 
burg, Mass. 

Carmen Damon — Mrs. Charles Weeks, 9 chil- 
dren, Williamsburg, Mass. 

Helen McCaffery — Mrs. Henry LaCourse, Hay- 
denville, Mass. 

Pearl Anderson — Mrs. McConnell, 2 children, 
Hyattsville, Maryland. 

Roswell Merritt — Chesterfield, Mass. 

Fay Page — Teacher, Cranston, R. I. 

Theresa Brazil — deceased. 

Estella Dolan — Mrs. Howard McConville, Schen- 
ectady, N. Y. 

Agnes Novak — Mrs. Agnes Ewart, Greenfield, 

Joseph Goodhue — Mechanic, St. Louis, Mo. 

Gladys Damon — Mrs. Benjamin Higgins, Chest- 
erfield, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1918 

William Ryan — International Silver Co., 1 child, 
Haydenville. Mass. 

Carroll Jenkins — Jenkins Drug Store, Williams- 
burg, Mass. 

Roland Goodwin-- New England Tel. & Tel. 
Co., married, Easthampton, Mass. 

Anna F. Smart — Mrs. Bertrand Tower, Florence, 

James S. Brazil — Deceased. 

Elizabeth Mathers — Mrs. Joseph Halleran, 5 chil- 
dren, Roslindale, Mass. 

Alfred Pomeroy — Employed at Veterans' Facility 
in Leeds. Haydenville, Mass. 

Maxine Rhoades -Mrs. Elmer Clapp, 5 children, 
Leeds, Mass. 

Meverette Smith Missionary in Greece, Thessa- 
lonica, Greece (The Near East Foundation). 

Edward Dolan — Insurance, Boston, Mass. 
Maud Warner Mrs. Leon B. Sanderson, 1 child, 
Haydenville, Mass. 

Ruth Bramble — Mrs. John L. Warner, 3 chil- 
dren, Secretary in Finance Co., Springfield, 

Mary Smiley — Mrs. Willett Newcomb, New 
York, N. Y. 

CLASS OF 1919 

Raymond Burke — Rev. Raymond Burke, St. 
Vincent's Hospital, Worcester, Mass. 

Ruth Schuler — Mrs. Charles Shelnut, 2 children, 
Norfolk, Conn. 

Gladys Miller — Teacher at the N. E. Conserva- 
tory of Music, Boston, Mass. 

Amy Goodhue — Mrs. Frank Dickinson, 2 chil- 
dren, Springfield, Mass. 

Ralph LeDuc— N. E. Tel. &? Tel., 2 children, 
Holyoke, Mass. 

Frederick Healy — Healy's Wood Works, 3 chil- 
dren, Chesterfield, Mass. 

Helen Drake — Employed at Smith College, 
Northampton, Mass. 

W. Leroy Leonard — Casket Shop in Florence, 1 
child, Williamsburg, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1920 

Raymond Adams — Socony Co., 4 children, 
Springfield, Mass. 

Clifford Loomis — Prof, of Music at Sullins Col- 
lege, Bristol, Va. 

Elizabeth Dunphy — Mrs. Earl Gusetti, Hayden- 
ville, Mass. 

Mary J. O'Neill — Deceased. 

Carroll Dolan — Prophylactic Brush Co., North- 
ampton, Mass., married. 

CLASS OF 1921 

Helen Benoit — Attendant at Belchertown State 

School, Amherst, Mass. 
Robert Brown — Salesman for Thacker-Craig 

Paper Co., Springfield, Haydenville, Mass. 
Wilfred Graves — Principal Theodore Roosevelt 

School, 2 children, Weehawken, N. J. 
Dorothy Jenkins — Mrs. Leon Tiley, 2 children, 

Williamsburg, Mass. 

Ruth Loomis — Mrs. Paul Brown, 2 children, 
Hadley, Mass. 

Bernard Mansfield — Funeral Director, Hayden- 
ville, Mass. 

James R. Mellen -Bookkeeper for Wethersfield 
Lumber Co., 1 child, Wethersfield, Mass. 

Ruth Nutting — Mrs. John Hoesler, 1 child, Van 
Nuys, Calif. 

Richard Smith -Attorney in Worcester, 1 child, 
Worcester, Mass. 



Alton Warner — Roberts Filton Co. in Darby, 
Pa., 1 child, Sharon Hills, Pa. 

Ethel Miller — Mrs. Erwin Allen, 2 children, 
Haydenville, Mass. 

Harold Nash — Assistant Supt. of Lane Con- 
struction Co., Newburgh, N. Y. 

CLASS OF 1922 

Mildred Atherton — Mrs. Clayton Nye, 2 chil- 
dren, Plainfield, Mass. 

Mildred Ball — Mrs. Francis Magee, 1 child, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Margaret Burke — Mrs. Malcolm McLeod, 1 child, 
Roslindale, Mass. 

Rowena Damon — Teacher in Northampton Pub- 
lic Schools, Chesterfield, Mass. 

Gertrude Goodwin — Mrs. Thomas Bates, 5 chil- 
dren, Williamsburg, Mass. 

Mildred Heath — Teacher, Revere, Mass. 

Alice Damon — Mrs. Herbert Northrup, 2 chil- 
dren, Springfield, Mass. 

Helen Nash — Mrs. Richard Watling, Williams- 
burg, Mass. 

Edith Nichols — Mrs. Vernon Stiles, 2 children, 
Hadley, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1923 

Catherine Burke — Mrs. Walter Peeney, 2 chil- 
dren, Coatesville, Pa. 

Bartley Gordon — Secretary at American Lega- 
tion, 1 child, Budapest, Hungary. 

Minnie Stetson — Mrs. Ralph LeDuc, 2 children, 
Holyoke, Mass. 

Helen Tetro — Mrs. Carlton Carroll, 1 child, 
Forestville, Conn. 

Chester Stempkowski — Assistant Export Manager, 
Graham Paige Co., Detroit, Michigan, 1 child. 

Annie Bates — Mrs. Herbert Loughton, Deceased 
Feb. 21, 1927. 

Lewis Black — Vocational Agricultural Teacher, 
Stowe High School, Stowe, Mass., 3 children. 

Helena Breguet — Williamsburg Tax Collector, 
Williamsburg, Mass. 

John Breguet — Assistant Manager of Socony 
Station in Northampton. Married. Hayden- 
ville, Mass. 

Lyndal Cranson — Mrs. Robert Denison, 4 chil- 
dren, Colrain, Mass. 

Margaret Trainor — Principal of Haydenville 
Grammar School, Haydenville, Mass. 

Marion Graham — Mrs. Thomas Armstrong, 2 
children, West Springfield, Mass. 

Beatrice Miller — Mrs. Wilmer Cudworth, 4 chil- 
dren, Hoxie, R. I. 

Anna Patterson — Mrs. Havelock Purseglove, 5 
children, Florence, Mass. 

Charles Roberge — Haydenville Company, 3 chil- 
dren, Williamsburg, Mass. 
Viola Torrey — Chesterfield, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1924 

Flora Manwell — Instructor of Nursing in House 
of Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, N. Y. 

Francis Manwell — Friends of Children Society, 
Providence, R. I. 

Wenonah Webb — Mrs. Allen Crandell, 3 chil- 
dren, Ludlow, Mass. 

Donna Emerick — Mrs. John McCannon, North- 
ampton, Mass. 

Frederick Field — Springfield Electric Light Co., 
Springfield, Mass. Married. 

Alice Graves — Mrs. Harold Streeter, 1 child, 
Shelburne Falls, Mass. 

Eleanor Mansfield — Teacher at South Deerfield 
High School, Haydenville, Mass. 

Daisy Waite — Mrs. Donald Powers, 2 children, 
Northampton, Mass. 

Edward Schuler — Supt. International Silver Co., 
Florence, Mass. Married. 

Mary Burke — Mrs. Arthur Smith, 3 children, 
Northampton, Mass. 

Anita Smith — Mrs. Edward Foley, 1 child, 
Northampton, Mass. 

Ruth Smart — Mrs. Harvey Cranston, 3 children, 
Williamsburg, Mass. 

Richard Breckenridge — General Electric, Schen- 
ectady, 1 child, Schenectady, N. Y. 

Alma Graves — Nurse at Smith College Infirmary, 
Northampton, Mass. 

Charles Watling — Springfield Armory, 1 child. 
Florence, Mass. 

Ruth Waite — Mrs. Roswell Jorgensen, Hayden- 
ville, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1925 

Alvan Barrus — Lithia, Mass. 

Darby Cook — Proprietor of Grocery Store, 1 

child, Potsdam, N. Y. 
Robert Smiley — Office manager of Demmey ii 

Co., Fruit Growers, Payette, Idaho. 
Margaret Kempkes — Waitress at Smith College, 

Northampton, Mass. 
Elizabeth O'Neil — Mrs. George Pouliot, Collins- 

ville, Conn. 
Glenn E. Adams — Shelburne Falls, Mass. 
Ruth Atherton — Mrs. Mitchener, 6 children, W. 

Orange, N. J. 

Edwin Breckinridge — Accountant, Pittsfield, 
Mass. Married. 

Elizabeth Burke — Cashier for Prudential Life in 
Northampton, Williamsburg, Mass. 



Carroll Clark — Mrs. Harry Tower, 4 children, 

Florence, Mass. 
Gertrude Dobbs — Mrs. Milton Day, 2 children, 

Northampton, Mass. 
Edward Foster — Teaching at Williamsburg High 

School, Williamsburg, Mass. 
Hazel Holden — Mrs. Roger Bennett, 2 children, 

Southbridge, Mass. 
David Hoxie — Twin Cleaners, Northampton, 

Mass. Married. 
Frederick LaValley — LaValley Barber Shop, 1 

child, Williamsburg, Mass. 
Robert Nash — Clerk in Williamsburg Post Office, 

Williamsburg, Mass. 
Bruce Nash — Ludlow Valve Company, 1 child, 

Troy, N. Y. 
Wilbur Purrington — Ass't Cashier at Riverside 

Trust Co., Hartford, Conn. 
Mary Wells — Doctor's Secretary in Northamp- 
ton, Haydenville, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1926 

Richard Manwell — Minister, Charlestown, N. H. 

Richard Bissell — Farmer, 5 children. Groton, 

Marguerite Fornier — Mrs. Dickerson A. Caulk- 
ins, Northampton, Mass. 

Barry Gray — Northampton National Bank. Hay- 
denville, Mass. 

Milton Howes — Howes' Granary, Swift River, 
Mass. 2 children. 

Frederick Sampson — Air Conditioning Institute 
of America, Chicago, 111. 

CLASS OF 1927 

Helen Merritt — Child's governess, Cambridge, 

Hadley Wheeler — Fisk Rubber Co. in Chicopee 

Falls, Northampton, Mass. 1 child. 

Laurence Coogan — Hosmer Construction Co., 1 
child, Haydenville, Mass. 

Frederick Duplissey — Minister, Conway, Mass. 

Ronald Emerick — Proprietor of Garage, Hayden- 
ville, Mass. 

Hazel Hathaway — Mrs. William Culver, 1 child, 
Williamsburg, Mass. 

Richard Merritt — Dairy Supt. at Pharos Farms 
in Simsbury, Simsbury, Conn., 1 child. 

Alice Nash— Mrs. Leslie Packard, 1 child, Wil- 
liamsburg, Mass. 

Leslie Packard — Proprietor of Packard's Soda 
Shoppe, Williamsburg, Mass. 

Robert Tetro — Dept. of Agriculture, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

CLASS OF 1928 

Clara Atherton — Mrs. Stewart Howes, Cum 

mington, Mass. 
Evelyn Atherton — Mrs. Leslie Taylor, Williams 

burg, Mass. 
Mary Black — Mrs. Raymond Ward, 1 child 

Conway, Mass. 
Henry Drake — McCallum Hosiery Co., North 

ampton, Mass. Married. 
Logia Kmit — Mrs. George Adler, Bay State 

Marjorie Otis — Clerk of Courts' Office, North 

ampton, Mass. 
Elizabeth Pennington — Mrs. Roy Packard, 2 

children, Westfield, Mass. 
Olive Rhoades — Mrs. Warren McAvoy, 2 chil 

dren, Williamsburg, Mass. 
Mildred Roberge — Mrs. Lester Damon, 2 chil 

dren, Northampton, Mass. 
Walter Utley — Teaching in Chesterfield Schools 

Chesterfield, Mass. 
Pauline Webb — Mrs. Richard Merritt, 1 child 

Simsbury, Conn. 
Leroy Weeks — Williamsburg, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1929 

Rena McCloud — Mass. Mutual Life Insurance 
Co., Springfield, Mass. 

Barbara Bisbee — R. N. at Wesson Memorial Hos- 
pital, Springfield, Mass. 

Evelyn Russell — Mrs. Ralph Payson, 1 child, 
Brookfield, Mass. 

Alice Dansereau — Teaching in Haydenville 
Center School, Haydenville, Mass. 

Edith Pearl — Mrs. Robert Ylitalo, 2 children, 
Chesterfield, Mass. 

Walter Kulash — Mail carrier on R.F.D. Route, 
Haydenville, Mass. 

James Coogan — Post Office Department, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Clary Snow — Altman's Department Store. 1 
child, New York City. 

Davis Snow — Federal Housing, Chicago, 111. 

William Witherell — Veterans' Facility, 1 child, 
Bedford, Mass. 

George Waller — Farmer, Conway, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1930 

Thomas Barrus — Farmer, Lithia, Mass. 

Nathaniel Hill — Graduate of Yale Law School — 
lawyer. White Plains, N. Y. 

Robert Merritt — Insurance Representative in 
Washington, Arlington, Va. 

Chester Golash — Haydenville, M.. 

Winnifred Lloyd — Mrs. Ralph Colson, Florence, 
Mass. Private Duty Nurse. 

Gordon Nash — Prophylactic Brush Co., in Flor- 
ence, Williamsburg, Mass. 



CLASS OF 1931 

Catherine Otis — Mrs. Robert Merritt, Arling- 
ton, Va. 

Roger Warner — Assistant Principal at Wood- 
stock School, Woodstock, Conn. Married. 

Roslyn Brown — Mrs. Christopher L'Huillier, 
Florence, Mass. 

Phyllis Baker — Teacher in Old Lyme Schools, 
Old Lyme, Conn. 

Doris Sanderson — Mrs. Leland Smith, Worth- 
ington, Mass. Teacher in Worthington 

Betty Healy — Mrs. Harold Hayes, 1 child, West 
Chesterfield, Mass. 

Irene Porter — Mrs. Earnest Parker, 1 child, 
Williamsburg, Mass. 

Priscilla Webb — Nursing in Northampton, 
Northampton, Mass. 

Carroll Thayer — Teaching in Pleasantville 
Schools, Pleasantville, N. J. Married. 

William Merritt — Cashier at Main Entrance at 
the Golden Gate Exposition at Treasure Is- 
land, San Francisco, California. Married. 

Austin Snow — Williamsburg, Mass. Married. 

Raymond Lee — Westinghouse Gas 6s? Electric 
Plant, Haydenville, Mass. 

Blanche Heath — Child's governess, Ludlow, 

CLASS OF 1932 

Esther Lupien — Mrs. William Amberman, Flor- 
ence, Mass. 

Lois Bisbee — Mrs. Kenneth Gilman, 1 child, 
Williamsburg, Mass. 

Elizabeth Parker — Mrs. Marianno Di Piro — 2 
children, Boston, Mass. 

Ruth Pittsinger — Mrs. George Hinton, Chester- 
field, Mass. 

Ruth Pomeroy — Teacher in South Worthington 
Schools, South Worthington, Mass. 

Neva Nash — Williamsburg, Mass. 

Betty Wells — Employed at Mount Holyoke Col- 
lege, South Hadley Center, Mass. 

Edward Sheehan — Clerk in W. J. Sheehan's 
Store in Haydenville, Mass. Northampton, 

Charles Damon — Northampton Gas ii Electric 
Co., Haydenville, Mass. Married. 

Philip Cook— Pottsdam, N. Y. 1 child. 

CLASS OF 1933 

Juvy Black — Mrs. Grant Harding, Williamsport, 

Mary Dunn — Mrs. Henry Novak, 1 child, North- 
ampton, Mass. 

Catherine Grace — Mrs. Walter Marrino, 1 child, 
Worcester, Mass. 

Ethel Mosher — Mrs. William Ryan, 1 child, 
Haydenville, Mass. 

Gladys Irwin — Nurse at Northampton State 
Hospital, Northampton, Mass. 

Madeline Holloway — Employed at Smith Col- 
lege, Northampton, Mass. 

Mari Wells — Todd's Dept. Store, Northampton, 
Williamsburg, Mass. 

Louise Kellogg — Nurse at Dickinson Hospital, 
Northampton, Mass. 

Jean Merritt — Child's governess, Boston, Mass. 

Magdelene Nietsche — Williamsburg, Mass. 

Helen Smiley — New York, N. Y. 

Harriet Dodge — Teacher in Chesterfield Schools, 
Chesterfield, Mass. 

Rowena Pittsinger — Forbes Library, Northamp- 
ton, Mass. 

Ruth Merritt — Acadia Insurance Co., Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

George Demetriou — Saginaw, Michigan. 

John Shaw — Employed at Clarke School, North- 
ampton, Mass. 

Richard Burke — Northampton Electric Light 
Co., Williamsburg, Mass. 

Lawson Clark — Farmer. 1 child, Williamsburg, 

Fred Fairbanks — Arthur White Shop, Westfield, 

George Field — Traveling with "Billy Fields and 
his Westerners". 

Frederick Goodhue — Student at Tuft's Medical 
School, Boston, Mass. 

George Judd — Goshen, Mass. 

David Packard — Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Co., 
Amsterdam, N. Y. 

George Rustemeyer — Bus driver, Mount Vernon, 
N. Y. 

Elmer Thayer — 1 child, Williamsburg, Mass. 

Ruth Stanton — Mrs. William Szymanski, Pitts- 
field, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1934 

Marie Allaire — Office, Haydenville Brass Co., 
Haydenville, Mass. 

Anna Baj — Prophylactic Brush Co., Hayden- 
ville, Mass. 

Carolyn Barr — Training to be child's nurse, 
Troy, N. Y. 

Marjorie Damon — Will be graduated from M.S. 
C. in June, Amherst, Mass. 

Dorothy Field — In training at Springfield Hos- 
pital, Springfield, Mass. 

Richard Field — Rochester Atheneum & Mechan- 
ics Institute, Rochester, N. Y. 



Norman Graves — Graduates from Norwich Uni- 
versity in June, Northfield, Vt. 

Chester King— P.G. at WHS. Haydenville, 

Gilbert Loud — Williamsburg, Mass. 

Gertrude King — Bridgewater State Teachers' 
College, Bridgewater, Mass. 

Viola Mason — Northampton, Mass. 

Edith Merntt — Cambridge, Mass. 

George Mollison — Kelleher Bros., Turners Falls, 

Louise Mosher — Packard's Soda Shoppe, Wil- 
liamsburg, Mass. 

Edward Murphy — P.G. at W.H.S., Haydenville, 

Nancy Sheehan — Training at Dickinson Hos- 
pital, Northampton, Mass. 

Henry Soltys— P.G. at W.H.S. , Haydenville, 

Thomas Stone — Farm hand, Morris, Illinois. 

Mildred Sylvester — Mrs. Paul Hannigan, 1 child, 
Hadley, Mass. 

Virginia Warner — Mrs. Alphonse LaRochelle, 1 
child, Haydenville, Mass. 

Elizabeth Webb — Goshen, Mass. 

Rita Riley — Employed at State Hospital, North- 
ampton, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1935 

Evelyn Rustemeyer — Student at North Adams 
State Teachers' College, North Adams, Mass. 

Charles Warner — Will be graduated from Am- 
herst College in June. 

Charles Allen Bisbee — Chesterfield, Mass. 

Raymond Bradford — Office of the Prophylactic 
Brush Co., Williamsburg, Mass. 

Mary Coogan — Haydenville, Mass. 

Helen Augusta Emerson — Florence, Mass. 

Rodney Galbraith — Rhode Island State College. 

Doris Hayden — West Newton, Mass. 

Gertrude Heath — Child's governess, Boston, 

Arabelle Knox — Mrs. John Fogg, Williamsburg, 

Dorothy Metz — Secretary to Atty. Earle B. Arn- 
old, Providence, R. I. 

Albert Mosher — International Silver Co. in Flor- 
ence, Haydenville, Mass. 

Bessie Muraski — Nurse at Boston Hospital, Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Hans Nietsche — Williamsburg, Mass. 

Lena Niewiadomski — Florence, Mass. 

Catherine Paul — Nurse at the Rutland Sana- 
torium, Rutland, Mass. 

Edwin Russell — Northfield, Mass. 

Vernon Russell — Stockbridge School, Amherst. 

June Tennyson — Mrs. William Coughran, 2 

children, Saginaw, Michigan. 
Catherine Vining — Office, McCallum's Dep't 

Store, Haydenville, Mass. 
Otis Webb — Goshen, Mass. 
Eleanor Wheeler — Student at North Adams 

State Teachers' College, North Adams, Mass. 
Helen Demerski — Mrs. Arthur Morin, 2 children, 

Haydenville, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1936 

Alice Dresser — Mrs. Ralph Wilde, Shelburne 
Falls, Mass. 

Francis Packard — Springfield College, Spring- 
field, Mass. 

Marguerite Sabo — Goshen, Mass. 

Florence Lloyd — Prophylactic Brush Co., Flor- 
ence, Mass. 

Pauline Packard — Mrs. Robert Atherton, Plain- 
field, Mass. 

Sheila Swenson — Smith College, Northampton, 

Ruth Sylvester — Training at Dickinson Hospital, 
Northampton, Mass. 

Bernice Bickford — Mrs. Leslie Hathaway, Spruce 
Corner, Mass. 

Vardic Golash — Haydenville, Mass. 

Henry Howe — Hartford, Conn. 

Esther Clark — Mrs. Joseph Sena, Easthampton, 

Walter Golash — Haydenville, Mass. 

John Walshe — Pratt and Whitney, Hartford, 

Howard Willson — Jeffway Electric Co., in East- 
hampton, Haydenville, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1937 

Lottie Algustoski — Haydenville, Mass. 

Annetta Barrus — Attending Bates College, Lew- 
iston, Maine. 

Ruth Barrus — M.S.C., Amherst, Mass. 

Robert Bisbee — Parks Air College, East St. 
Louis, Illinois. 

Lillian Blanchard — Training at Springfield Hos- 
pital, Springfield, Mass. 

Barbara Burt — Boston, Mass. 

Lawrence Corbett — McCallum's Hosiery Co., 
Haydenville, Mass. 

Ruth Cousino — Northampton, Mass. 

Phyllis Damon — Northampton Commercial Col- 
lege, Haydenville, Mass. 

Christine Field — Haydenville, Mass. 

Edward Fontaine — Haydenville, Mass. 

Dorothy Harrison — Conway, Mass. 

William Howe — Northeastern University, Spring- 
field, Mass. 

Helen Kolosewicz — Office, McCallum's Dep't 
Store, Northampton, Mass. 



Adeline Merritt — Training at Cooley Dickinson 
Hospital, Northampton, Mass. 

Fern Mosher — Graham's Office, Haydenville, 

Lena Nietsche — Williamsburg, Mass. 

Katherine Ozzolek — Training at House of Prov- 
idence Hospital, Holyoke, Mass. 

Winnifred Packard — Training at Springfield 
Hospital, Springfield, Mass. 

Janice Penn — Williamsburg, Mass. 

Warren Russell — Chesterfield, Mass. 

Edna Thayer — Mrs. Anthony Cehura, North' 
ampton, Mass. 

Vernon West — Bridgewater State Teachers' Col' 
lege, Bridgewater, Mass. 

CLASS OF 1938 

Violet Arnold — Bridgewater State Teachers' 
College, Bridgewater, Mass. 

Ruth Black — North Adams State Teachers' Cob 
lege, North Adams, Mass. 

Roberta Colburn — North Adams State Teachers' 
College, North Adams, Mass. 

Catherine Emerson — Smith School, Hayden- 
ville, Mass. 

Dorothy Joyal — Northampton Commercial Col- 
lege, Northampton, Mass. 

Margaret Lenihan — St. Joseph's College, Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

Ruth Newell — Whale Inn — Goshen, Mass. 

Helen Rosemarynoski — Woolworth's, Northamp- 
ton, Mass. 

Elsie Pratt — Palmer, Mass. 

Eleanor Swenson — Smith College, Northampton, 

Richard Ames — Bowker's Store, Williamsburg, 

Robert Bradley — Smith School, Williamsburg, 

Lena Burt — Springfield, Mass. 

Thomas Coogan — Northampton Commercial 
College, Northampton, Mass. 

Virginia Edwards — Williamsburg, Mass. 

Jane Nurczyk — Easthampton, Mass. 

Marion Martin — Huntington, Mass. 

Mildred Sanderson — Mrs. Edward Solfrank, 
South Deerfield, Mass. 

Joseph Soltys — Haydenville, Mass. 
Douglas Fairbanks — American Express Company, 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Forensic League 

Continued from Page Twenty-Seven 

quet, told all about the establishment and pro- 
gress of N.F.L. 

After the banquet we went to the town hall 
for a dance which was enjoyed by all. The win- 
ners of the tournament were announced at the 
dance. Later we found that Norma Nietsche 
received the highest rating of our group. Other 
contestants from Williamsburg were Rita La- 
Flamme, giving "Jane", and Marian Sabo, "On 
Being Clinicked," in the humorous division; 
Norma Nietsche, "Acres of Diamonds", and 
Helen Batura, "Law of the Land" in the ora- 
torical division; Velma Brown, "The Last Leaf", 
and Jeanne Everett, "The Littlest Rebel" dra- 
matic declamations. 

We awoke Sunday morning to find it snowing 
hard. In spite of the weather we enjoyed our 
return trip, arriving home soon after noon, hav- 
ing spent a happy weekend. 

Although we brought no honor from the 
State Tournament, we were proud that the other 
schools appreciated the fact that we were the 
"Pioneer School" in Massachusetts that had made 

these tournaments possible. 

On May 19, Chester King, an emerald key stu- 
dent of 1934, drove Mrs. Ned McKenney and 
the three seniors, Rita LaFlamme, Norma Niet- 
sche, and Helen Batura to Durham, New Hamp- 
shire for the New England Convention. Mr. 
King was assigned to judging. 

We left early in the morning and arrived 
there in the afternoon. The speaking took place 
at 7:15 in the evening. 

Rita LaFlamme placed first in humorous dec- 
lamation with her selection "Jane", and as a re- 
sult is eligible to enter the National Speech 
Tournament at Beverly Hills, California, and is 
entitled to the N.F.L. Key. 

We left for home Saturday morning and 
drove through Dover, Keene and Manchester. 
We had an excellent time and were grateful for 
the opportunity to enter the contest. 

Now that the contests are all over, those in 
the N.F.L. sincerely wish that their followers 
will have as many enjoyable times as they did. 


Packard's Soda Shoppe 


School Supplies, Magazines, Greeting Cards 


Hoods Ice Cream McKesson Products 



for every sport 


15 State St. Northampton 



and Small Leather Goods 


28 Center Street 


Zippers Repaired and Replaced 

Best Wishes 

to the 

Class of 1939 

Cohen Bros. 



Williamsburg High School 

Baseball and Basketball Teams 

Compliments of 





100 Main St., Northampton 

Photographer to Williamsburg High School 
Since 1917 with two exceptions 



Tel. Chesterfield 4-2 Tel. Chesterfield 4-3 


Dealers in all kinds of 

Grain, Feed, Fertilizers, Salt, Cement, and Agricultural Tools 

Bird & Sons Roofing Paper Engines and Separators 

International Harvester Co. McCormick Line Harvesting Machinery 

Building Material Oliver Plows and Cultivators High Grade Grass Seed 

Norfolk Paint 

Get our prices on anything you need 
before ordering elsewhere 


Telephone Williamsburg 271 Williamsburg. Mass., R. F. D. 1 


Rip Van Winkle's 



Finest Eating Apples 


Quaint Atmosphere 


Opens Sept. 1st 


Gameness Wins 

Success is attained where gameness overcomes failure. 

WOOLWORTH'S first five stores failed. 

GEORGE EASTMAN'S business collapsed after he 
founded it. But through resourcefulness and gameness 
he won out. 

EDISON went hungry many times before he became 

Be game. 

Haydenville Savings Bank 



An Inn of Colonial Charm 

Excellent Food — Popular Prices 


Lewis Wiggins, Landlord 




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Northampton, Mass. 


Insurance oi Every Form 



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Office Phone 351 Residence, 160 South Street, Phone 348 




277 Main Street 

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Phone 610 







Greeting Cards 
Ice Cream 





Six Distinctive Departments 

Furniture Upholstering Automobile Plate Glass 

Harness Shop Auto Top and Body Work 

Slip Covers, Cushions Awnings and Canvas Goods 


Modern Education 

201 Main Street 

Our modern school systems put a lot of work upon growing eyes 
which puts a strain upon those with defective vision. Latent detects 
in the eyes of children should be carefully looked after. A little fore- 
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To the graduates of the Williamsburg High School — 

Our congratulations and we hope that your future 
will be crowned with success. 

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Range Oil— Motor Oil 

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Good Things to Eat 



Candy Mailed Tasty Pastries 

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Telephone 3451 Williamsburg 


Tractors and Farm Machinery 

131 Bridge Street Tel. 2885 Northampton 


James R. Mansfield & Son 

Funeral Home 


Pasteurized Milk & Cream 



East Main St. 




House Station 
443 4941 

Dry Goods Store 

76 Maple St. Florence. Mass. 

Northampton Commercial College 


43rd year 

"The School of Thoroughness" 

JOHN C. PICKETT, Principal 


43rd year 

When in need of 

Clothing, Furnishings, Shoes 

for Men and Boys 


90 Maple St. Florence 

Telephone 828-W J. A. Longtin 

Service — Quality — Satisfaction 

Jones The Florist 


Bulbs Perennials 

Cut Flowers Floral Designs 

Tel. 4331 Haydenville 


John H. Graham 





Civil Service 

Accounting Courses 

w. h. McCarthy 


45 Gothic St. Tel. 2186 

Northampton, Mass. 

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A Friend 

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Specialists in 

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35 King Street Northampton 

Tel. 3078 

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27 Pleasant St. Northampton 

Herman A Cone, Prop. 


Repair Shop 
All Makes oi Cars 


Sales and Service 


pizzitola music 


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Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar and 
kindred instruments 

TEL 2650 




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Socony Service 


Beebe's Lunch 

A good place to eat 

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For Delicious Sandwiches 
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Refreshing Cold Drinks 

Silex Coffee Candy 

Cigarettes Magazines 


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Stone's Poultry Farm 

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Delivery Anywhere — Any Time 

Tel. 4824 



For the young man who grad- 
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thing that he will need for this 
important occasion. 



Suit Sale 

Highest grade woolens custom tailored to 

your measure reduced to as low as $25 

with extra trousers. 

Dry Cleaning and Repairing 
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To the Graduates oi the 
Class oi 1939 

Congratulations and Success 

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Mavado Elgin 



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YOU may always depend 
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Chesterfield. Mass. 


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Wholesale Tobacconists 

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Silk Hosiery 






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Watches, Rings and 
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Hillcrest Farm 

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